Halitosis (Bad Breath)

There May Be More to Bad Breath

Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is the presence of an unpleasant odor in ones mouth and can be attributed to a variety of factors. In addition to common factors for bad breath like food odors and morning breath, lack of proper dental care that leads to tooth decay and gingivitis can contribute to halitosis. Regular brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and tongue scraping should be done on a daily basis to prevent bacterial buildup which attributes to bad breath.

Persistent bad breath, also called chronic halitosis, is a more serious condition that affects 25% of the population. 99 West Dental specializes in the treatment of chronic halitosis and consults with their patients to find the remedy that is best for them.

Bad breath is not only bothersome for ones social life, personal and business relationships, and affects their self esteem, but it can also be a precursor to a more serious underlying problem. Undiagnosed diabetes and periodontal gum disease can also cause bad breath. Dr. Parobek will conduct a thorough dental screening of the patient to discover the source of the problem, and to recommend if further medical attention is required.

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