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Simply Dentistry is your partner in tackling tricky halitosis. If you’re self-conscious about your bad breath, the solution isn’t in the mouthwash aisle at the grocery store. Instead, it’s at our San Bruno dentist office. We can eliminate the root cause of bad breath, ensuring that you enjoy long-lasting freshness. With customized treatment plans designed for your unique needs, you can expect results that truly cater to you. Most importantly, you’ll walk away with a renewed sense of confidence in both social and professional settings.

Deep Dental Cleaning: The Gold Standard in Halitosis Treatment

At Simply Dentistry, preventing and treating gum disease is one of our specialties. For early cases, we can help you brush and floss better with products tailored to your specific needs. For more persistent halitosis, we use scaling and root planing (SRP). The treatment is akin to giving your gums a fresh start. 

For this deep cleaning method, Dr. Christina Chen and the rest of our team meticulously remove plaque and tartar build-up that brushing alone can’t tackle. We do that by scaling first—cleaning off plaque even down below the gum line. Then we do the root planing—smoothing out pockets on your teeth to keep bacteria from hiding and to help your gums reattach.

Does Scaling and Root Planing Hurt?

SRP is usually painless thanks to our modern local anesthesia techniques and equipment. However, we understand your apprehension. Our office is equipped to accommodate patients with special needs, including dental phobias and anxiety. If you’re worried about pain during your deep dental cleaning, let us know! We work to ensure that every aspect of your care is as comfortable as it is effective.

Keep Bad Breath Away

While professional care is essential for tackling deep-rooted dental issues, incorporating home remedies can be an effective supplementary strategy for maintaining fresh breath. Here are a few simple yet powerful practices you can adopt:

Stay Hydrated:

Simple but effective—drinking plenty of water stimulates saliva production, which naturally cleanses your mouth and reduces bad breath.

Exercise Proper Oral Hygiene:

Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing remove food particles and bacteria that are common culprits of halitosis.

Munch on Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables:

Apples, carrots, and celery act as natural toothbrushes, cleaning teeth and freshening breath as you chew.

Avoid Certain Smelly Foods:

If you’re really worried about your breath, you can skip odorous foods like garlic and onions. While not a danger to your health, they have a reputation for lingering scents. 

Incorporating these practices into your daily routine can enhance your oral health regimen and support the professional treatment you receive at Simply Dentistry.

Get Rid of Halitosis for Good

Your bad breath concerns matter to us because they’re part of the bigger picture of your complete well-being. If you’re fed up with halitosis, contact Dr. Chen and the rest of our San Bruno dental care team for an appointment. Your treatment plan will be easy to follow but tough on plaque and bacteria. Reach out today online or at 650-588-4255.