Having a dry mouth or bad breath can cause many difficulties for people. Dry mouth is not a disease. Typically, it is a symptom of a medical disorder or a side effect of popular medications, including blood pressure medications, anti-depression medications, cholesterol Fighters, pain killers, etc.
Having bad breath is really embarrassing, and unless you have someone willing to tell you about the problem, you may be annoying others without even knowing it. Bad breath or halitosis is a very common problem among people of the US. There are several reasons that contribute to the condition; the first one is the lack of proper oral hygiene. By brushing and flossing teeth correctly, the odor-causing bacteria is eliminated to a large extend. However, many people fail to realize that the back of the tongue needs brushing, as this is where proteins that are broken down in the mouth can build up with volatile sulfur compounds, leading to halitosis. The byproducts of the process of bacteria breaking down the proteins create the bad-smelling sulfur compounds.
Another major reason that causes bad odor is decayed teeth and gum disease. These can be resolved to a large extend with dental treatment, a special toothpaste, or mouthwash.
However, sometimes, regular brushing, flossing, and tongue scraping may not help you to resolve this issue. Many people have found difficulty in fighting bad breath because they don't know how to reach the areas of the tongue where bacterias that cause bad odor exists. Such people who are suffering from bad breath despite proper oral care routine could benefit from laser therapy.
Laser Tongue Rejuvenation process
At Sweetwater Dental Studio, our dentists do a Laser Tongue Rejuvenation process, where we use a gentle water laser to painlessly and easily rejuvenate the surface of the tongue and eliminate your bad breath. We also use the water laser to re-stimulate your salivary glands to function better to create the moisture that is needed for the mouth, teeth, and gums, thus preventing dry mouth.
The treatment takes anywhere between 4-6 visits to complete. At Sweetwater Dental Studio, we offer a package deal and is not covered by insurance. This treatment's usual cost ranges from $3500.00 - $9000.00 depending on how severe the case is and how many treatments are required. Our package deal is $2250.00 for all necessary visits to complete treatment.
Bad breath and dry mouth are common but treatable problems. If you have been suffering from chronic halitosis, schedule an appointment with us, and we will find the cause of your bad breath or dry mouth and address the problem.