A periodontist is a dental specialist with advanced training. Specializing in the diagnosis and management of all diseases affecting the tooth-supporting tissues. This is known scientifically as the periodontal tissues, which simply implies the gums and bone around your teeth.
South African periodontists are unique and considered to be the dermatologists and plastic surgeons of the oral tissues!
Halitosis can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It’s no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are only temporary measures because they don’t address the cause of the problem.
Certain foods, health conditions and habits are among the causes of halitosis. In many cases, you can improve your dental hygiene with consistent routines in looking after your teeth and gums. If simple self-care techniques don’t solve the problem, see your dentist or physician to be sure a more serious condition isn’t causing your bad breath.
We`ll check every area of your mouth, teeth and gums to find any underlying causes to your bad breath. A thorough examination will allow us to diagnose the problem and provide you with an accurate treatment plan.
At OptiSmile we are always on the forefront of the latest dental technology and products to assist our patients. We`ll advise you on special toothpastes, floss and tongue scrapers that are effective and OptiSmile approved.
Once you scheduled your initial consultation and treatment, it is vital that you see an OptiSmile dentist regularly to help you maintain the highest quality dental health and ensure your results last a lifetime. Invest in your smile!
Halitosis can be one of the early signs of gum disease, as this is also caused by a build-up of plaque bacteria along the gum line that may be responsible for bad breath. If it’s not removed then plaque can cause bleeding and swollen gums, the symptoms of gingivitis. Left untreated, this could lead to more serious gum disease.
If you have any concerns around bleeding gums or you are experiencing this specifically then book an appointment with OptiSmile immediately.
Our Dentists in Cape Town are committed to making you feel at ease, while also providing the best quality results. We are so different in our work that we will replace any fillings or implants that might come out (because we know that they won`t!) All you need to do is promise to take care of them.
With OptiSmile you`re not just a patient, you`re family. We will provide the highest standards of dental work available in the world and ensure you have all the information and support you need to maintain your gorgeous, new confident smile.
Not to Worry. With Our Guidance, You Can Say Goodbye To Bad Breath!