You Don’t Have To Live With Halitosis

You Don’t Have To Live With Halitosis

You introduce yourself to a potential new client, but you notice that he pulls away when you speak.

You feel like you are giving a good pitch, but nothing seems to be landing. Are you doing something wrong?

Later, you are introducing yourself to a female customer. You see an odd look on her face as you speak. At the first break in the conversation, she makes an excuse to leave.

You start to wonder, is it your breath?

No one likes to think that they have bad breath, and many times you may not notice it because you’ve become accustomed to what your breath smells like.

Mints, breath sprays, and those strips that melt on your tongue are only a temporary fix. If you have chronic bad breath, you should contact Dental Implants and Periodontology of Arizona. We have been treating patients in and around Phoenix for 30 years at our dentist office, and we can help you, too.

Bad Breath Affects Relationships

If you have chronic bad breath, or halitosis, it affects almost everyone you encounter throughout the day.

The barista at the coffee shop, the receptionist at your office, and your co-workers have probably noticed already. Unfortunately, many people think it’s rude to mention that to someone, so they may have tried to avoid your bad breath by avoiding you.

When you have meetings, do people seem to seek the seats furthest away from you? When you offer to stop by to see a client, do they prefer phone calls?

Bad breath also could be a strike against you if you have been seeking a promotion or you are hoping to be assigned one of your company’s bigger clients.

If you are in a committed relationship, your spouse or significant other may be comfortable telling you if your breath smells bad.

But if you are single, your breath can certainly affect someone else’s interest in seeing you again. As we mentioned earlier, a mint is only going to mask your breath temporarily.

But don’t be discouraged, bad breath treatments are available.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath starts with the bacteria that live inside your mouth. They are trying to grow every day, and their waste product is a sulphur compound.

If you have too many of these bacteria, then the sulphur compound can become particularly noticeable.

Those bacteria are the primary cause of two other problems that also affect the smell of your breath — tooth decay and gum disease.

When you have tooth decay, this is a place where bacteria can hide from your toothbrush. As a result, it can make your bad breath more noticeable.

With advanced gum disease, you may have pockets forming inside your gums. These are another place for the bacteria to hide, and again, this can contribute to your halitosis.

In some cases, your bad breath may be a symptom of a medical condition, such as acid reflux, diabetes, liver disease, or a respiratory tract infection.

Finding A Long-Term Solution

Once you are aware that you have chronic bad breath, it can be embarrassing.

You may have thought you were brushing correctly. In fact, you may not been reaching the places where bacteria hide, or you may not be brushing long enough.

This is why dentists encourage their patients to brush for two minutes each time they brush and to brush at least twice every day. And you should remember to brush your tongue, too.

This is another reason flossing is essential to maintaining your oral health. It also keeps your breath under control.

If you come to Dental Implants and Periodontology of Arizona, we will start by evaluating the amount of sulphur compounds in your mouth. This can be a good clue about the source of your halitosis.

If you have gum disease, we can use perioscopy therapy as part of your bad breath treatment. Perioscopy uses miniature video cameras that give us a live and up-close look inside your mouth, including under your gumline.

When we know where the infection is, we can target it and remove it from your mouth.

If gum disease is not the cause of your problem, then we have other treatment options. You may just need to learn how to properly brush, including your tongue, or you may need a prescription-strength mouthwash to remove the bacteria in your mouth.

No Reason To Be Embarrassed

If you have been living with bad breath, you should not feel ashamed to call our dentist office in Phoenix. We have been helping patients with similar problems for decades, and we can help you, too.

You can make an appointment at Dental Implants and Periodontology of Arizona by calling 602-842-6841 or filling out our online form.


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    “Hi, my name is Amy and I came to Dr. Kormarnyckyj’s office about a year and a half ago. I’ve had multiple appointments since then, but during each appointment everyone was fabulous. The assistant is always sensitive, nice, caring, genuine and always has the patient’s intention at heart. The receptionist up at the front always has a smile on her face and is willing to help whenever necessary. Dr. K truly, truly cared from appointment #1 to appointment #20 or however many we had. He was always there, always caring and always did what we needed to do. All in all the service was great, even during the not so fun times of surgery and extractions and all of that, he was great. Multiple appointments, but every single one of them I left feeling good about the service and what they did for me here. I highly recommend coming to Dr. K.”


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    “For the procedure, he told me I’d be taking some pills that would relieve my anxiety and I would be awake, which scared me to death. I would have to say that everything Dr. K promised was that and more. I had absolutely no pain, the medication he gave me put me out in a sense I was probably still half awake, but not completely, I don’t remember any of the surgery. The great thing about it is after the surgery I’ve had no pain, not one instant of pain it’s been a whole week since the surgery. I also the way he gave me the pills and not actually putting me completely to sleep, I didn’t have the 2-3 days of grogginess which makes me ill. I’m happy, I’m thrilled, and I’m excited. I can’t wait for the full outcome about; I can’t say enough good things. Dr. K’s awesome. I walked in with a mouth full of bad teeth, and I walked out the same day with a mouth full of absolutely as you can see, amazing teeth. It’s a quick shot with a promise beyond my imagination, it’s awesome. Thank you.”


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    -Kathy K

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    Dr. Komarnyckyj: “This is Lois M. and she has had some dental implants done to replace some teeth to help stabilize her lower denture. Lois, could you tell us about how long you’ve had your teeth missing?”

    Lois: “I was 14 years old, a freshman in high school. I was a hit and run victim and it knocked out my front teeth. I had to have surgery to get the roots out and I ended up with partials. When you get partials, they ruin the rest of your teeth eventually, It doesn’t matter how good you take care of your teeth

    -Lois M

    “Hello my name is Mari and I came to Dr. Komarnyckyj because I needed a tooth implant. Doing a lot of research, I was kind of afraid to get this done, but at the same token I needed something that was more permanent for me since I’m a diabetic. I wanted to find out what the pro’s and con’s where. Dr. K was recommended to me by my own dentist. I came and met the staff and consulted with Dr. K very friendly man and took interest in my case. I was concerned because I am diabetic, but he put it to personal touch which put me at ease right from the start. His mother is also diabetic so he has done some dental work on her as well…implants as a matter of fact, so that convinced me. The staff here with Dr. K is absolutely fantastic they set you at ease right away and they make you comfortable. Any questions you have, any concerns or any anxieties they relax you right away. I had my implant done, painless absolutely painless. The recovery was painless, no problems. I came for check up’s, I got my crown and I’m very grateful to the staff and Dr. K for allowing me the opportunity of going through this process, painless. Thank you.”


    “Hi, my name is Marie and I recently fractured my front tooth which scared me to death. I needed to have and implant put in because the tooth was totally removed. I came in here and met Dr. Komarnyckyj and was I shocked that it didn’t hurt at all. He was able to put the implant in my jaw and it grew around perfectly. All I can tell you, is that I’m very, very happy with the results and the way I was treated at this office…See my pretty teeth? So cute!”

    -Marie I

    “Hi, my name is Marie. I was recommended to Dr. Komarnyckyj by my friend Wally. I had two implants placed on the top of my mouth and I had a very pleasant experience in Dr. K’s office with very little discomfort. I could go to work the next day which I was very happy about that. I’ve worn a partial for quite a while, and I was really happy to get rid of the partial. My dental implants feel really good and I recommend Dr. K’s office to anyone, they will have a very pleasant experience.”


    “Hi, I just want to tell you a little bit about my experiences here in this office. This is the third implant that I’ve done and the other two times that I had an extractions and implants done, I really made them totally knock me out. But, this office convinced me that I could probably do it without the extra sedatives and I was completely impressed with the process. The entire thing did not hurt one single bit and I wasn’t even in pain the night after the extraction and surgery. I was very pleased. I was only in the office a very short amount of time and everything was great.”


    “Hi my name is Don. I went to my dentist because I had a crown fall off and after looking at the tooth said it was a bad tooth and has to come out. He directed me to Dr. Komarnyckyj. I came out here and Dr. K pulled the tooth, I never felt the tooth go. It was amazing! He then put the post for the implant into the jawbone and it was nothing like what I even imagined it would be. There was absolutely no pain. There was no pain with pulling the tooth, there was no pain putting the implant post in which is a screw that goes into the jaw and then a post that goes into that. It was an interesting thing, it took 10-15 minutes and Dr. K said, “Alright, you’re all set”. I just said, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” I was there for like 5 minutes expecting much more of a deal and it was nothing like that. I had no concept of what getting an implant would be, but the bottom line is I would do it again in a heartbeat because it was amazing. My dentist then put the crown on over the implant. The whole thing was totally painless and a great experience, I recommend it to anybody who needs that kind of process.”


    “Hi my name is Edgar and I was referred to Dr. Komarnyckyj by my dentist. I was plead for implants which I had a lot of fear of. But Dr. K managed my fear really well and all my questions and concerns were answered properly. I thank the staff and I thank Dr. K, I will refer anybody I know to Dr. K for future reference.”

    -Edgar P

    “Hi my name is Erika, I was referred to Dr. Komarnyckyj from my general dentist. I needed to have an implant done on a back tooth that I had a crown on for quite a few years and it decided to give out on me so I had no other option other than to have an implant or to have no tooth. So I decided to go forward and do the implant and it has been an experience that I can’t even say… going into it, I was a little nervous and hesitant about how much pain and how much time and all that. But, it has been amazing. I am so happy that I went forward and did it, because now I have a brand new tooth. Dr. K and his whole staff have been so accommodating and so pleasant to be around. I appreciate their time, willingness and dedication to making it a positive experience. I look forward to enjoying my new tooth.”


    “Hi my name is Gena and I was referred to Dr. Komarnyckyj by my dentist as I needed to get an oral implant. About 6 months ago, we started the procedure and it’s now done. I have the crown on and I feel really good about it. I first got this procedure done to save another tooth, and now I don’t have to worry about the possibility of losing that tooth. Dr. K and his whole office staff have been wonderful, informative, and patient; I would refer him to anybody. So if you need an oral implant, you need to call Dr. Komarnyckyj.”

    -Gena A

    “Hi my name is Joana. I came to Dr. Komarnyckyj a couple years ago, I had an implant that had failed. I was a little nervous about having it redone. But when I came here the staff was really kind, generous and really made me feel comfortable. It’s been a little over 2 years now since I’ve had this process because it takes a little while. But every appointment that I’ve ever come into, I’ve felt so comfortable. They know my name, they know my history. I would recommend this office to anyone who is interested in a dental implant because this process has been really, really easy. I recommend Dr. K, he is a very, very awesome doctor. So come in, pay him a visit and I’m sure you won’t regret it”


    “My name Joann and I was referred to Dr. Komarnyckyj by my regular dentist. I needed an implant and I came here and the experience was unbelievable. There was no pain, no discomfort and the staff was fantastic. I can’t say enough about my experience with Dr. K and his staff. The follow up appointments with the staff were great, the receptionist called me and always reminded me of my appointments. The assistant was fantastic, she was my primary care after Dr. K, and Dr. K himself was just wonderful. Again, I can’t emphasis how it was such an easy procedure and I absolutely felt no discomfort or swelling or anything. I highly recommend to anybody who needs an implant or is thinking about getting implants to call this office, you won’t be sorry. Thank you.”


    “Hola, mi nombre es Juliana. Me hice un implante con el Dr. Komarnyckyj. Me siento muy, muy contenta porque la verdad es que me gusto mucho. Estoy muy feliz por el implante y me siento muy bien. Recomeindo implantes a quien lo necesite. Gracias a todos por el trabojo, fue muy bien hecho.”


    “Hello, my name is Julie, Dr. Komarnyckyj did my implant. I was referred to him by my general dentist. The experience was very positive. The staff and doctor obviously know exactly what they are doing, I felt very comfortable and I know they are very knowledgeable about this practice. There is no pain at all, it is very efficient and the end product looks very good. There was nothing bad that happened afterward, so I’m very pleased with the whole experience and I highly recommend it.”


    “My name is Karen and I came to Dr. Komarnyckyj about 9 months ago, but it took me 6 years to get up the nerve to get a dental implant. I had the tooth pulled about 6 years ago and just tolerated the gap in my lower jaw for that long. It wasn’t until I came here to talk to Dr. K about gum restoration that I also talked to him and his wife Oksana about having my dental implant taken care of. Normally when I’ve gone for consultations for this, I would get very nervous, but they put me at complete ease and I was able to go through it because I respected the staff. Everyone was top notch and I never at any time felt I wasn’t doing the right thing. I knew I was here because I should be and I needed to finish up this process. A “Big” thanks goes to them because I now have a full set of teeth again and I’m thrilled with the results.”