Bad Breath & Halitosis Treatments

There’s nothing worse than that moment when you get up close and personal with someone, only to discover that they suffer from halitosis. Even worse, is that it can often be a condition that you have and don’t even know it.

Some people never even know when they have halitosis, however, for those who do life is often no better. The terrible feeling of self-consciousness, coupled with endlessly brushing your teeth, eating breath fresheners and using mouthwash twice a day only to discover that the problem is still there.

Light at the end of the tunnel

The good news is there is hope and it comes in the form of the Cheshire Dental Centre. A consultation with one of our qualified dentists means that you can get the practical advice you need to attack the problem head on.

Before you know it, your bad breath will be a thing of the past and you will be filled with a new sense of confidence as you chat to friends and family without the need to turn your head or cover your mouth.

A breath of fresh air

More often than not, the cause of bad breath can be traced to your mouth and not your stomach. This means that a visit to your dentist will probably me far more useful than a doctor’s appointment. What may be causing you considerable embarrassment may be treatable with a visit to one of our hygienists who will give your teeth and gums a full clean and polish.

We’re only a phone call away so why not pick up the phone and chat to one of our friendly staff who will be happy to make an appointment today. Our halitosis bad breath treatments have given many people a new lease of life so if you have, or are concerned that you may have halitosis, we can offer advice as well as an understanding ear.

Covid-19 and your care

We have now received clear guidance as to what dental procedures we can safely carry out and at what stages during the pandemic.

Below is a summary of the guidance as we understand it, although this may modify over the next few days as some small inconsistencies are clarified.

The government has set five different risk levels for the pandemic 1-5 (low to high), although this changes on a daily basis.

The treatments that we can carry out safely in dental practice will change with the risk level.

Treatments are significantly limited at level 4.

During the next few weeks, we will attempt to contact each patient that has contacted us with a significant dental problem during lockdown, and we hope to book an assessment appointment for those patients in the week commencing 8th June.

Practice doors will be locked at level 3, 4 and 5. Entry to the practice will be limited to pre-booked appointments.

There will be very clear criteria provided in due course as what is required before arriving at the practice, and what the procedure will be upon arrival. We will endeavour to ensure that each person knows exactly what to expect at their visit as this will be quite different to what you have been used to.

The appointment diary will be structured to take into consideration those patients who are shielding, may have underlying medical issues and so on.

The first week is expected to be a slow start as we ensure that the new protocols are working effectively for everyone’s safety. These protocols will be audited and modified until required.

At level 4 we should be able to carry out the following:

Dental assessment (initially restricted to patients who have current urgent need, or did and contacted us during lockdown).

X rays but only for patients who tolerate them well.

TEMPORARY re cementation of crowns. (We cannot dry the tooth effectively enough to cement a crown permanently with the restrictions we face).

Fabrication or repair of removable dentures.

Simple dental extractions. If a tooth breaks, it is probable we will have to leave the roots in place until we are at a lower level of risk. Naturally, we will assess the risk very carefully prior to treatment.

Tightening of loose dental implants if possible, without using a high-speed handpiece (drill).

Temporary fillings.

Draining of a swelling/abscess.

Provision of antibiotics.

Trimming of sharp orthodontic wires (not reliable re cementation of loose brackets, or replacement of missing brackets).

Treatment is only to be offered after careful assessment.

Cosmetic orthodontics

Cheshire Dental Centre provide many of these treatments. We may now be able to progress some of our Quick Straight Teeth cases. We will be in touch with each patient shortly, but please allow us to contact you; we hope that it is understandable that we will be prioritising patients with urgent dental need.

The PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements for the above are not too onerous, and we will not look too different to normal. As you are aware, the cross-infection control at Cheshire Dental Centre has always been exemplary and one of our top priorities.

Although we have been organised with the new PPE guidelines well in advance there may be the occasional time where we are awaiting stock. All practices are attempting to source the necessary PPE we need to keep you and us safe, but supplies are scarce and consequently very expensive.