Bad Breath Treatment in Wesley Chapel

Dr. Luz provides professional treatment of halitosis in Wesley Chapel, FL. Many so-called treatments for bad breath only mask the condition, but Dr. Luz offers solutions that treat the underlying cause. Whether it’s morning breath or persistent bad breath throughout the day, we’ll help restore your self-confidence.

Bad Breath Treatment in Tampa

There are many potential causes of bad breath and each needs to be treated with different methods. Drugstore products that promise to alleviate bad breath really only cover up the smell temporarily, while professional halitosis treatment provides lasting solutions.

When you come to our practice for bad breath, Dr. Luz will take a sample of your saliva and perform a biologic test and, if needed, a DNA test. She will then assess the results to find out the type and amount of bacteria causing your bad breath, as well as the bacteria’s location in your body. With this knowledge, Dr. Luz designs a customized treatment program to decrease or eliminate your bad breath.

Treatments may include an antibacterial mouth rinse or gum disease treatment to remove bacteria from below the gumline. Once your treatment is complete, practice good oral hygiene habits at home to keep your breath smelling fresh.

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When should I seek treatment for my bad breath?

Everyone has bad breath from time to time. Your breath doesn’t smell its best right after you wake up or eat a savory meal. However, you can usually make your mouth smell better by brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, or chewing gum.

You should call Dr. Hernandez for an appointment regarding your bad breath if brushing your teeth regularly doesn’t make your breath smell better and if the foul odor is persistent. Having chronically bad breath can affect your career, social life, and personal relationships. It can destroy your self-confidence and make you less likely to speak, laugh, or sing.

If the scent of your breath is starting to affect the way you see yourself and interact with others, Dr. Hernandez can help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bad Breath (Halitosis)