It is estimated that “bad breath” is present in more than 30% of the world population. It affects equally to men and women, with any condition or physical characteristic.
It is one of the most important reasons to visit the dentist. Many times, the patient does not dare to consult about this symptom because they feel ashamed, but it is important to do it because it can have the origin in many different causes. The most important ones are the lack of hygiene, gingival and periodontal problems, and problems which do not have the origin in the mouth. To determine the cause, it is ideal to detect the parts per billion of sulphur organic compounds, which are the main causes of this condition.
To do that we use the Oral Chroma ®, which permits to stablish the intensity of the problem and exactly determine which one is the main compound. This way we can orient the treatment in an individualized way.
We know that approximately 60% of these cases have the origin in the mouth, but up to 17% can start in areas different than the mouth (like parts of the respiratory system or the digestive system). There are also cases that are called pseudohalitosis, because the patient thinks that he has this problem but he or she really doesn’t.
Treatment will depend in every case on the cause that originates it. The instrumental determination of the causes will also help the patient to be conscient about the problem he or she really has.
In the Clínica Dental Padrós-Creus Muntaner we will help you to achieve the best solution to your problem.