Treatment of Halitosis
How is the Treatment of Halitosis Performed?
a) Treatment of Physiological Halitosis
At this point, the important thing is the source o the smell. Good cleaning of the teeth and tongue will play an effective role. Because the back of the tongue is the most smelling place, it should be thoroughly cleaned.
The most common problems encountered when brushing the tongue is nausea and vomiting. In order to prevent such a thing, you should not brush the tongue in front of a mirror, and should clean it with short movements when breathing out.
After that, using mouthwash would be effective in competing the cleaning. You should remember that products rich in alcohol further increase the smell. Chewing gum has been found to be effective in the elimination of bacterial reproduction on the tongue.
b) Pathologic Treatment of Bad Breath
If the bad breath is based on in-mouth causes, first attention should be paid to in-mouth hygiene, decayed teeth should be treated, and tartars should be cleaned.
In addition, people using dental floss on a daily basis are known to have more bad breath than those who do not use.
If the bad breath cannot be eliminated in spite of all these cleaning methods, and it is thought to be sourced from outside the mouth, a good specialist physician should be consulted.
c) Treatment of Psychological Bad Breath
The patient should be motivated to believe that there is no bad breath.
d) Treatment of Halitophobia
Patients diagnosed with halitophobia, i.e. people who think that they have still bad breath although they have been successfully treated, can get help from a psychiatrist.
As a result of these treatments, the individual will be able to return to his/her previous status in his/her social life, regain his/her self-confidence, and also have a healthy inner mouth structure by means of these cares.