Halitosis

 

Halitosis (bad breath), is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Did you know that concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and gum disease, and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree.

 

Not all who think they have halitosis have a genuine problem. Of those who seek treatment, a significant percent have been reported to have no genuine halitosis when professionally examined. Of those who have genuine halitosis, often the odor is caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. The remaining 10% is accounted for by many different conditions, including disorders in the nasal  cavity, sinuses, throat, lungs, 

esophagus, stomach or elsewhere. 

 

Very rarely, halitosis can be one of many symptoms of a serious underlying medical condition such as liver failure; but, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by adjustments to oral hygiene, including brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue and improving the health of the gums by using dental floss. Occasionally, however, especially if the origin of the odor is not in the mouth, halitosis can be more difficult to diagnose and to manage successfully. Bad breath is a social taboo; and, as a result, perceived or genuine halitosis can sometimes trigger social anxiety and depression.

 

We know this is a sensitive topic and that it may be uncomfortable to address the issue with our staff. But remember, halitosis is the 3 most frequent reason that our patients visit us. We understand the symptoms, causes and cures and will handle your treatment with the utmost respect and privacy.

 

Don't let another day go by feeling embarrassed or insecure about the problem. Request an appointment today and let's find the solution!

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14847 Magnolia Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Tel: 818-986-4600

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We proudly speak English, Spanish, Armenian and Russian!

(818) 986-4600

Y2K Dentistry offers the best Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Cerec Crowns, Porcelain Veneers, Bonding, Periodontics, Toxic Mercury Amalgam Removal, Halitosis, Dentures, Laser Gum Treatment, Laser Cavity Zapper, White Fillings, Teeth Whitening, Teeth Bleaching, Dental Implants, Zirconia Crowns, CAD/CAM Restoration, Inlays/Onlays/Porcelain Veneers done in one single visit! No molds!, as well as treatment for TMJ Disorder (TMJD) and Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB). Come to Y2K Dentistry and be treated by the best dentist in Los Angeles. 
 
Y2K Dentistry has been treating patients from Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, North Hills, North Hollywood, Studio City, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, Simi Valley, Burbank, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Topanga Canyon, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, Hollywood Hills, Toluca Lake, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, The San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas since 1994. Conveniently and centrally located in Sherman oaks, Y2K Dentistry happily accepts most PPO insurance.

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