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Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, and is a problem that each of us might have experienced at some point or the other. Having bad breath is not only a socially embarrassing situation to be in, but could also be an indicator of deeper dental problems such as decay and gum disease, and even systemic problems. Irrespective of its cause, it is important to treat bad breath.

What causes bad breath?

The bacteria present in our mouth in the tongue, tonsils and throat area are anaerobic. They produce a sulfur compound while breaking down the proteins present in food, blood, mucous, or diseased oral tissue. These become the cause of the foul odor produced. Apart from this, dry mouth caused due to medication provides a perfect environment for oral bacteria to reproduce. In the absence of proper dental care, bacterial buildup can aggravate your halitosis condition.

Bad breath treatment

The treatment for bad breath depends upon the cause. If your halitosis is a result of poor oral hygiene, a professional dental cleaning followed by maintenance of good home care can help freshen your breath. If it is being caused by gum disease, then a deep dental cleaning called scaling and root planing is performed to help you get rid of periodontal infection. For people suffering from dry mouth, proper hydration is advised and mouth rinses are prescribed.

You can also follow simple and effective home care tips listed below to get rid of bad breath:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene and clean your tongue, the roof of your mouth and your inner cheeks while brushing
  • Visit a dental office regularly for checkups and cleanings
  • Prevent dry mouth with chewing gum, lozenges, or mints that are sugar free.
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fibrous fruits and vegetables.

If you need more information about the prevention and treatment of bad breath, please feel free to contact our practice for a consultation. Call us at (954) 526-1927.

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