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Dailley Dental Care Location Elmwood in Berkeley, CA

Chronic Halitosis Treatment

Woman smiling after her bad breath was resolved Chronic halitosis is a condition in which one has a constant oral malodor that does not go away with normal oral hygiene practices. It can be very debilitating to an individual and often affects their entire life.

Dr. Dailley has been conducting research and treating patients with chronic halitosis since 1996 and has gained a reputation as being one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject. The majority of the patients with halitosis who come to our office travel from out of state, or even out of the country, to see Dr. Dailley. Many of those suffering from halitosis have unsuccessfully tried many cures over the years, and have also found themselves visiting numerous doctors in their attempts to resolve their condition. The products found over-the-counter typically do not address the causes of halitosis but instead are focused on masking the odors. In fact, many of the over-the-counter products will exacerbate a halitosis condition.

Over the years we have found that the average length of time patients have had their halitosis condition before visiting our office is usually about 15–20 years. Contrary to what most people think, halitosis is not typically a result of poor oral hygiene, nor is it a result of gastrointestinal conditions, or foods. Gum disease can be a causative factor, but most of the time we don't find this to be the case. In short, halitosis is a bacterial condition that is a result of an imbalance in the natural flora of the mouth. This imbalance is a result of numerous factors, some of which may not even be in the mouth. One thing for sure is there are always multiple causes to a person's breath condition, and it is not uncommon to find 3–6 different causative factors in an individual suffering from halitosis.

To resolve a chronic halitosis condition, we must approach the problem in the same manner we would approach any medical or dental problem. We must first find out what the causes of the condition are. Once the causes of the condition are understood, then we can direct our treatment towards those causative factors.  Typically it takes two appointments to eliminate a halitosis condition. If you have been struggling with a halitosis condition and need help, please call us for a consultation. For more detailed information about halitosis and how we treat the condition, please see our other website at The Center for Breath Treatment.

2999 Regent St #302
Berkeley, CA 94705

Monday & Thursday: 7am–4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am–7pm

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