Halitosis, or bad breath, can make you feel very self-conscious. Although common, halitosis is frequently misunderstood.
At Gentle Dental, we will help you with preventative tips and treatments to eliminate your bad breath for good.
WHAT IS IT?
Halitosis is described as sparse or frequent bad breath that is noticeable to the individual or others. In most cases, halitosis is caused by poor oral hygiene, but it may be caused by lingering food particles, gum disease, or other medical conditions.
HOW CAN WE TREAT IT?
When patients come to Gentle Dental to seek dental care for halitosis, we will conduct a thorough oral exam to determine the cause of your halitosis. For most individuals, halitosis can be treated or prevented by brushing their teeth and tongue with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing to remove plaque and food debris on teeth twice a day. Many individuals skip this step of their daily hygiene routine, but scraping or brushing your tongue is very important in battling bad breath.