Bad Breath

Bad Breath No More!

Up to half of people in the U.S. say they have bad breath. Americans spend more than one billion dollars each year on over-the-counter products that mask bad breath, but do not treat its cause.

Bad breath (or Halitosis) is caused by bacteria and traces of food that collect in the back of and creases of the tongue.

 

 

Don’t ignore bad breath

There are many possible causes of bad breath. bad_breath Among them are tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, dry mouth (xerostemia), tobacco use, certain foods and illness. It can also be a side effect of some types of medications. If you think you have bad breath please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us so we can make sure that it isn’t being caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease, or a medical condition that should be treated by a physician.

Bad breath can be a serious source of embarrassment and can affect your social life. Maintaining good oral health is essential to reducing bad breath. By following these simple steps your bad breath will be history!

  • Brush and floss using a chlorine dioxide toothpaste
  • Use an oral mouthwash containing chlorine dioxide
  • Use of a tongue scraper to remove any white coating
  • See your dentist regularly for professional cleanings
  • Drink lots of water