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Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, can be an embarrassing and distressing issue that affects many individuals. While occasional bad breath is normal, chronic halitosis can indicate underlying dental or medical conditions that require treatment. Dental treatment for halitosis typically focuses on addressing the root causes of bad breath and improving overall oral hygiene. Radiant Smiles offers advanced halitosis treatment at our dental center in Arlington, VA.

The cornerstone of treating halitosis is a comprehensive dental cleaning performed by a dental hygienist. This professional cleaning goes beyond the regular oral care routine of brushing and flossing. It involves the removal of plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth, which can harbor bacteria responsible for bad breath. Additionally, cleaning the tongue’s surface, particularly the back of the tongue, is crucial, as this area is a common source of foul odor. A professional cleaning can also identify any dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, that may contribute to bad breath.

Causes and Treatment of Halitosis

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can lead to persistent bad breath. When gum disease is present, bacteria accumulate in the pockets between the teeth and gums, producing a foul odor. Dental treatment for gum disease may involve deep cleaning procedures, such as scaling and root planing, to remove tartar and bacteria from below the gumline.

Dental issues like cavities, decay or infected teeth can contribute to halitosis. When dental treatment is needed for such issues, it may include fillings, root canal therapy or extractions to remove the source of infection and associated bad breath.

A dry mouth, or xerostomia, can contribute to bad breath as saliva helps cleanse the mouth. Dental treatment for halitosis related to dry mouth may include addressing the underlying cause, such as medication side effects, and recommending saliva-stimulating products or artificial saliva substitutes.

Dental treatment for halitosis focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of bad breath. Thorough dental cleanings, treatment for gum disease, prescription products, addressing dry mouth and other recommendations are key components of managing halitosis. If you have chronic bad breath and want to explore halitosis treatment, contact us at Radiant Smiles. Call our dental center in Arlington, VA, to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Surbhi Chandna

Dr. Surbhi Chandna is a general and cosmetic dentist. She started her career in Dentistry in 2005 and has since gained experience working in India and United States. She is a graduate of prestigious University of Pittsburgh- School of Dentistry. She has years of experience working in Richmond, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She has taken hundreds of CE courses to stay updated with the latest dental technology.

She truly enjoys the art of dentistry, because she can use her skillset to improve the smile, oral health, and confidence of her patients. Refer to our gallery for some of the cases that she has done.

Featured in Arlington Magazine’s July/August ’23 Dentist profile

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