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Halitosis: Causes and Treatment for Bad Breath


Posted on 2/8/2021 by Classic Smiles
Halitosis: Causes and Treatment for Bad BreathHalitosis is another name for bad breath. People who have bad breath may experience low self-esteem and embarrassment in social situations. Many times, bad breath may be caused by certain chronic conditions. However, a poor lifestyle and eating choices may also be responsible for bad breath.

At Classic Smiles, Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S. can help you maintain a healthy mouth by educating you on good lifestyle habits so that you do not suffer from bad breath.

Causesof Halitosis


Halitosis may be caused by many different things:

Food Choices


Food that have a strong odor like onion, garlic and tea can cause bad breath if you do not brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthrinse after eating. In addition, food that includes sugars can also result in tooth decay and gum disease which causes bad breath.

Crash Dieting


Eating a diet that is low in carbs may result in the production of ketones, a type of chemicals that are formed by your liver. People who follow a keto diet have the unpleasant side effect of bad breath.

Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption


People who smoke or chew tobacco or who consume alcohol may also suffer from bad breath. Smoking and consuming red wine also has the added side effect of tooth discoloration.

Poor Hygiene


People who are not diligent in brushing and flossing their teeth won't effectively remove food debris and plaque from their mouth. This leads to a range of oral health issues and bad breath.

Health Conditions


Certain health conditions like respiratory tract infections and sinus and nasal allergies can also result in bad breath.

Dry Mouth


Dry mouth occurs due to reduced flow of saliva caused by various factors. Since saliva neutralizes the bacteria in your mouth, its shortage can lead to oral health disease and bad breath.

Treatment of Halitosis


Fortunately, we at Classic Smiles can treat bad breath:

•  Carefully brush and floss your teeth every day and use an alcohol-free mouthrinse when required.
•  Stop using tobacco products and limit the intake of alcohol.
•  In case of dry mouth, drink plenty of water every day.
•  Use mouth moisturizing agents for oral balance.
•  If you wear dentures, always clean them after taking them out of your mouth and using them. Also clean your gums thoroughly.

Bad breath can be caused by many factors, most of which are preventable. If you have excessive halitosis which does not go away with simple treatments, schedule a checkup appointment with us by calling at (407) 378-0139 so that Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S. may determine your treatment plan.
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