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FAQs about Bad Breath in Naples & Fort Myers

Occasionally, I notice "bad breath" after eating certain foods like onions and garlic. Is that chronic halitosis?

Not necessarily. There is a difference between incidental halitosis (meaning bad breath experienced after eating certain foods) and chronic halitosis. Chronic halitosis is also noticed at other times during the day rather than just after eating specific foods. A proper exam will help us differentiate between chronic halitosis and incidental halitosis.

I recently had my teeth cleaned, and I get regular dental care. Shouldn’t that have eliminated my halitosis?

Chronic halitosis is often caused by a bacterial growth or infection in areas of the mouth not typically cleaned with regular dental cleanings. To treat chronic bad breath, the amount of bacteria in your mouth has to be reduced through routine dental care. The bacteria from the tongue must be eliminated as well. Dr. Hoop will help you find a path to treatment that works for you.

How successful is treatment for halitosis?

The professional dental literature and research on this topic estimates approximately a 90% success rate.

Is treatment of halitosis expensive?

Generally not. Typical care for halitosis involves several appointments for diagnosis and treatment. Occasionally, special instruments or medications are recommended. If cavities or gum disease are found, those should also be treated. Usually, some portion of the diagnosis and treatment will be covered under most dental insurance.

12630 Whitehall Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 USA
George A. Hoop, DDS, PA Fort Myers, FL Dentist (239) 939-7299 office@wemakeyousmile.com
9120 Galleria Court, Suite 101, Naples, Fl 34109 USA
Dr. George A. Hoop Naples, FL Dentist (239) 594-8817 office@wemakeyousmile.com