Man with bad breath looks for solutionFor many patients across Berkeley, CA and the San Fransisco Bay Area, they’re heading back to school after a long summer break. If you’re a student, teacher, or administrator, have you noticed that you’ve brought something back with you? Do you have a funny taste in your mouth, or do people tend to step back or wrinkle their nose as you’re conversing with them? You may have halitosis, a more severe form of bad breath, but it can be easily remedied here with Dr. Dailley at the Center for Breath Treatment.

Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

Summertime is that span of the year where folks go out and have fun, indulge a little, and put aside their cares for a time while the weather is warm. But little acts of neglect can have consequences on your oral health and, most notably, on the taste and smell of your breath. Take a look at common reasons why your breath may have gone sour:

  • Poor Dental Hygiene: The warm weather of summer can have us feeling lazy and relaxed, but that doesn’t mean you should forgo brushing and flossing your teeth. Food particles that remain in your mouth can fester, and feed the bacteria that produce plaque. As plaque becomes more prevalent, it’ll take a toll on your breath too.
  • Dry Mouth: Saliva is essential to clearing your mouth of leftover food particles and bacteria, but saliva needs water to formulate. When you’re not drinking enough water, or become dehydrated, your saliva production reduces drastically. Without saliva to clean up the mess after a meal, bacteria can lead to worse halitosis.
  • Medications: If you’ve been prescribed a new medication, there is a chance that it has changed the chemical balance in your system, causing dry mouth or leaving deposits on your breath.

At the Center for Breath Treatment, we understand that having chronic halitosis is nothing to laugh about. Patients can start to feel self-conscious, losing their confidence and pulling back from social situations. If brushing and mouthwash aren’t doing the trick, we offer products and services that have provided positive results for our halitosis patients.

Bad Breath Solutions for School with Dr. Anthony Dailley

The beginning of a new school year is an essential time for all students and administrators, and first impressions can shape how the rest of your year will progress. But for patients with chronic halitosis, it’s a condition that can rarely be cured through over-the-counter methods.

Dr. Anthony Dailley is not just a dentist, but is an expert in the careful balance of all aspects of oral health. Halitosis could be a chemical imbalance, or a symptom of an oral disease. Regardless of the cause, Dr. Dailley has the solutions:

  • In-Office Treatments: The first step is diagnosis. Come into our office and speak one-on-one with Dr. Dailley, and he will perform simple tests on your saliva production, sinus drainage, and more. If halitosis is stemming from a physical problem, we have dental treatments that can help.
  • Take-Home Kits: If we can’t see you in person, we have a variety of take-home kits that are ready to use. These can include specialized mouth rinses, tongue gel, medicated toothpaste, and more. After diagnosing the severity of your bad breath, Dr. Dailley will determine which kits or products are best for you.

Don’t Let Bad Breath Hinder Your Academic Success

A big part of a successful school year is to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in yourself. But having halitosis can be a huge hurdle, and we’re here to help you overcome it. Contact the Center for Breath Treatment in Berkeley today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Anthony Dailley. We’ll diagnose the source of your halitosis and offer in-office or take-home treatments to help curb the symptoms or eliminate the problem.