Bad breath (Halitosis) - Clinic for dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics - Dres. Schmoll, Wiens & Colleagues - Eppelheim/Heidelberg

Bad breath (Halitosis)

No-one speaks of it, yet many suffer from it!

Bad breath (Halitosis) - Clinic for dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics - Dres. Schmoll, Wiens & Colleagues - Eppelheim/Heidelberg
Bad breath (Halitosis)

Bad breath – the technical term is halitosis – is a serious problem for many people. Roughly every 5th adult and every 7th child has elevated hydrogen sulfide levels in their breath.

The unfortunate fact that no-one notices their own bad breath often makes these people very insecure. Close relatives and friends are ashamed to mention it. It is a taboo subject.

A special gas chromatograph is necessary to analyze expired air and by determining its composition ascertain whether bad breath exists, how severe it is and above all what causes it.

In essence three groups of gases are involved, which the chromatograph can measure individually and then can identify the cause by analyzing the ratio of these gases to one another. These measurements are saved and collated in a computer program. The results serve as the basis for our treatment.

Once treatment is completed we repeat the analysis to evaluate and document the treatment’s success. If desired, the patient receives a printout of the measurements (before – after) and with it the proof that he or she no longer has bad breath.

If you have any questions on this subject, please contact Ms. Kinziger, Ms. Dickes or one of the doctors.