Scottdale Dentist: Halitosis AKA Bad Breath

Halitosis is the medical term for “bad breath.” About 1/4 of the population encounters bad breath daily. The #1 cause of bad breath is what we consume – yes – our food! Experiencing halitosis is embarrassing, worrisome, and can even encourage anxiety.

Here are the facts:

  1. Halitosis is due to poor oral hygiene
  2. Food left in the mouth produced bacteria and increases the presence of sulfur in the mouth – The presence of certain bacteria and
  3. Keeping the mouth hydrated can reduce the effects of halitosis.
  4. Brushing, flossing, and hydration are the best solutions to halitosis.

If you feel that your breath is consistently a bother to you, please consider a dental visit – where we can help you restore fresher breath, longer.

Treatment options may include:

  • a professional dental cleaning, removing bacteria that may cause bad breath
  • recommendations of new dental products to use at home, such as toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain anti-bacterial agents
  • dental treatments to restore your smile’s overall health

We look forward to helping you achieve the greatest smile possible with exceptional, thorough care at Serenity Smiles.