Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, affects a lot more people than you may think. As many as 40 percent of all people have it!
Bad breath can get in the way of a person's comfort and distract him or her as well as people he or she is communicating with. This usually causes some psychological discomfort as well. All this can be easily avoided if a person with this condition visits a dentist and gets diagnosed and treated properly.
Patients with halitosis usually shy away from visiting a dentist for a lot of reasons, but mostly because they think that bad breath is not as easily manageable as it really is.
Even though patients with halitosis can pay attention to their breath and start improving their dental hygiene at home, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of that condition on your own. Why? Because the unpleasant-smelling gasses which characterize halitosis are produced when food is stuck between the teeth after eating. Bacteria then starts to build up on a patient's tooth, tongue and gums and cannot be removed by a person without help from a dentist, no matter how good one’s dental habits are.
A dentist can easily help people who suffer from halitosis and provide a special treatment for their teeth. The process starts by removing all of the remaining food that got stuck between a patient’s teeth. After that, all of the plaque, which is the cause of bad breath that the patient is suffering from, is removed. Finally, a dentist may prescribe some products that patients can use at home in order to improve their dental practices and avoid a new case of halitosis.
Even though some patients may need a more intensive treatment program, in most cases, patients can get rid of halitosis quickly and easily. All you need is some professional dental care, followed by a period of following doctor’s orders and your halitosis will be under control.
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