Treatment at the Clinic

Visit the “Bad Breath Doctor” at the Center for Breath Treatment

Until recently, the majority of treatment options – mouthwash, breath mints – have been generally unsuccessful in resolving chronic bad breath. They simply fail to really address the underlying issues that cause halitosis. The surest way to fully understand the specific causes of chronic bad breath is to be examined and tested at our specialized halitosis clinic. Any other method will merely be guesswork or assumptions.

There are many websites offering ‘magic’ breath products, but at the Center for Breath Treatment, we have found most of these to be ineffective. An accurate diagnosis allows one to understand the causes of a breath condition, which is fundamental to obtaining the appropriate treatment.

We take a methodical and scientific approach to treating breath problems. Using a microbiological, dental, and medical approach to each person’s problem helps us to obtain outstanding results. The treatment at our clinic includes all appointments necessary to eliminate a halitosis condition, and any medications (including prescription medications) the doctor might recommend while you are receiving treatment in our clinic.

Oftentimes patients in our clinic may receive prescription medications tailored to their needs.  Due to legal restrictions, these medications are not available through our treatment programs.

Diagnosing Your Halitosis Problem

At the Center for Breath Treatment, we feel that halitosis is a diagnosis to be taken seriously.  Similar to visiting your primary care physician, you will undergo a thorough examination and health history screening at the first appointment.  Often there are multiple causes of a person’s halitosis. For this reason, it takes a combination approach to effectively treat each case.

Your First Visit

As part of the diagnostic process, every patient undergoes an in-depth interview with Dr. Anthony Dailley, followed by a thorough examination, any necessary x-rays, an analysis of the patient’s breath and sinus gasses. Often times an analysis of the saliva and of the salivary flow is performed in our office. With the assistance of two state-of-the-art instruments called a Halimeter™ and a Periotemp™, we will determine the sources of the halitosis and the degree of its severity.

Dr. Dailley will complete his diagnosis and place you on a program specifically designed for you to eliminate the proliferation of bacteria and your halitosis condition. This treatment generally consists of:

  • The elimination of any chronic oral infections that can contribute to halitosis
  • Instructing you on specific home-care techniques
  • Providing you with the appropriate pharmaceutical products as necessary
  • Eliminating activities or habits the patient may be doing that often contribute to bad breath conditions

Eliminating Your Halitosis Condition

Most patients require just two appointments to successfully eliminate their halitosis condition*. At your follow-up visits, we will closely monitor your progress by re-evaluating your breath with the Halimeter™ and with organoleptic techniques. Further instructions, and/or demonstrations of prescribed techniques and the possible use of additional oral aids and pharmaceutical products will be implemented if necessary.

Once your halitosis condition has been eliminated, we will instruct you, (via a specific home-care program), on how to prevent any further recurrence. Careful adherence to our home-care program will be important in your efforts at remaining free of halitosis. Most patients successfully complete their treatment by the end of their 2nd appointment*.

If you have dental insurance we will assist you in getting reimbursement from your dental insurance company for treatment in our halitosis clinic.

If You’re Going to San Francisco Bay for treatment…

Many people travel to San Francisco just to see the sights. Being able to treat embarrassing bad breath is just one more bonus to visiting this beautiful cultural center. Coming into the Center is, without question, the best way to treat halitosis. To help minimize our patients’ expenses and time, treatment is completed over a two day period.

For those eager to make the trip but unsure where to stay, we can assist in finding local lodging. We also provide transportation to and from our clinic. We have even arranged a discount with a local Bed & Breakfast for our patients who wish to stay there. Our accelerated treatment method has been used successfully in our clinic since 1996, so practically no one knows a better way turn a fun trip into a major life event.

*Your results may vary.

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