Halicheck Dental Consultation
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The Halicheck Consultation was developed after consulting with various specialists around the world. I consider it the Gold Standard in breath measurement. Below are the steps we undertake to diagnose and treat bad breath issues.
- HALICHECK - Gas Chromograph Mouth Air Measurement. The Gas Chromograph breath reading is such an amazing step in understanding bad breath and why you may have a smell issue A. sample of air is taken from the mouth and put into the Halicheck machine. This air is broken down to over 50 different mouth gases and allows us to identify the volume of the main bad breath gases. The test takes 8 minutes and will give us a measurement of bad breath coming from the tongue surface, teeth and gums and from the back of the throat at the gag reflex line. HALICHECK is the Gold Standard in measuring Halitosis.
- LIFESTYLE QUIZ - In depth analysis of your foods, medicines, daily activities and hygiene habits. Once we have determined the area where the bad breath bacteria are living, we need to work out why this imbalance occurred. Normally this is due to a lifestyle issue. It may be a cleaning error, or it can be overuse of mouthwash. It can even be foods or diets that you may undertake. I have developed an in depth quiz that examines all aspects of your hygiene protocol, medicine intake, illnesses, and food intake during the day. What you tell me on this quiz goes a long way in solving your Halitosis problem.
- CLINICAL EXAMINATION - Periodontal and Dental Examination. We are qualified dentists from Sydney University. We run a full time dental practice as well as our Breath Clinic. So the final step of the Bad Breath Consultation is to do a full examination on you and verify the findings of both the Halicheck Gas Chromograph and the in depth Lifestyle Quiz. This examination also enables us to determine if there are any dental issues that may be causing your problem, such as old restorations, impacted teeth and gum disease.
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If the Halicheck determines you are high in Methyl Mercaptan Gas (which smells of faeces) then we know from scientific research that the bacteria (Treponema denticola, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Tannerella forsythensis, Porphyromonas endodontalis and Eubacterium Species) all produce this gas.
These bacteria only live in a few places in the mouth, but normally they are on the very back of the tongue at the gag reflex, or if you have gingivitis or periodontitis then they can live under the gums as well. Gingivitis means swollen gums and almost all of the population will have some form of it due to quick cleaning we give our teeth every morning and occasionally at night that does not flush bacteria from the gums properly. Periodontitis is more severe and means swollen gums with bone loss. This is what happens when you have gingivitis for a long period of time. So it is the progression of the disease.
Periodontitis affects mainly 35years of age and on. Recent research shows that almost 80% of the population over 50 years old will have some periodontitis in their mouth.
So we know that if you are not able to properly clean the gag reflex of your tongue, or if your gums bleed when cleaned or flossed, or the floss smells then these are very clear defined signs of bacterial imbalance due to inadequate cleaning and gingivitis or periodontitis.
We then confirm this diagnosis with a clinical examination of the mouth. By looking at the tongue and gag reflex we can see if there is a coating that is more than 12 hours old. After 12 hours is when the bacteria will start to break down proteins to smells. We can examine the condition of the gums with the use of a periodontal probe and x-rays. Our science and research protocol enables us to definitively assess your halitosis for odour, location and strength. No other clinic or machinery can do this.
To book an appointment for HALICHECK at our Edgecliff Office. Simply click the purchase button for this item. There is no charge for doing this. What will happen is that the program will capture your details and then our office will call you to make your appointment for you. And go in depth about our procedure.
We estimate that you can receive up to one third back from your private health fund on our Halicheck consultation.
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