Stuart J. Froum, DDS
Periodontists & Dental Implants Specialists located in Midtown, New York, NY
Bad breath isn’t just embarrassing; it’s also a sign of a deeper dental issue. If you think you’re one of the 50% of adults suffering from halitosis (chronic bad breath), Stuart J. Froum, DDS, can help at his modern office in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Froum offers a number of innovative bad breath treatments, including the Interscan Halimeter® — a special tool that diagnoses and treats bad breath. To learn more, call Stuart J. Froum, DDS, in New York City or schedule a visit online today.
Bad Breath Treatment Q & A
What is chronic bad breath?
Halitosis is a condition that causes chronic bad breath. While everybody has bad breath every now and then, especially after consuming certain foods and beverages, halitosis is persistent and often doesn’t subside after brushing your teeth.
What causes chronic bad breath?
There are many reasons you may be experiencing chronic bad breath, such as:
- Periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Cavities (tooth decay)
- Mouth breathing
- Lack of proper oral hygiene
- Tonsillitis or tonsil stones
- Throat infections
- Certain foods (onion, garlic, dairy, tuna, etc.)
- Dry mouth
- Sinus problems
- Liver cirrhosis
- Certain medications (amphetamines, antihistamines, decongestants)
If you struggle with chronic bad breath, Dr. Froum can help determine what’s causing your halitosis so he can eliminate the culprit at the source.
How is chronic bad breath diagnosed?
Dr. Froum has conducted numerous studies on halitosis, written extensively about chronic bad breath, lectured on bad breath, and has a proven record of helping many individuals overcome this problem.
He uses the Interscan Halimeter® to diagnose and treat halitosis. The Halimeter is a revolutionary device that measures the amount of hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, other thiols, and dimethyl sulfide in the back of your tongue.
If this device helps lead to a diagnosis of halitosis, it can also tell Dr. Froum how severe your case is.
How is chronic bad breath treated?
Dr. Froum uses the Halimeter throughout your treatment plan to determine the root cause of your bad breath. After a full dental exam, he can start making recommendations to improve the freshness of your breath.
Whether he suggests eliminating certain foods from your diet, improving your routine oral health practices, or treating dental problems like gum disease, the Halimeter can tell Dr. Froum how well your treatment is working.
Some common at-home treatments to prevent and eliminate bad breath include:
- Brushing and flossing twice a day
- Using a mouth rinse after each meal
- Maintaining regular dental and medical checkups
- Avoiding tobacco products
- Cleaning your tongue
- Cleaning your dentures
For more information on how to treat chronic bad breath, call Stuart J. Froum or schedule an appointment online today.