Halitosis

The technical term for Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Bad breath is caused by bacteria in your mouth and tongue. Sometimes it can even be an indication of gum disease. Either way, your first step to address persistent breath problems should be our office, because if gum disease is present, it must be treated promptly to avoid all tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults!

Possible causes for halitosis (bad breath) are:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Inadequate Oral Hygiene (not brushing and flossing)
  • Odor causing foods
  • Use of Tobacco Products
  • Sinus or Respiratory Infection
  • Continued Mouth Dryness (Xerostomia)
  • Some Medical Disorders
  • Some Medications
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