• Bad Breath Treatment with Metro Dental Care

    Halitosis is the clinical term for chronic bad breath.

Treatment of Bad Breath

Halitosis can be caused by a myriad of symptoms; food left in between teeth can be a breeding ground for bacteria that produce unpleasant odor. Bad breath is often a side effect of gum disease. If you smoke or use tobacco regularly it not only can cause bad breath, but it also increases your chances for gum disease and cancer of the mouth. Certain medical conditions or diseases may also have symptoms related to bad breath.

How can I prevent or mitigate halitosis?

Being attentive to your oral hygiene by eliminating gum disease, maintaining consistent daily care of your teeth, and having your teeth and gums professionally cleaned can reduce and eliminate bad breath.

Healthy daily dental maintenance:

  • Brush your teeth and gums at least twice a day.
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Scrape your tongue
  • If you have dentures make sure to remove them and thoroughly clean them every night.

If you practice daily maintenance and still have persistent bad breath than you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to address the issue. You may need more extensive treatment or the bad breath may be associated with other factors. Sinus infections, bronchitis, lung infections, some kidney and liver diseases, and diabetes are accompanied with halitosis ( bad breath).