Individuals that suffer from halitosis on a frequent basis should consult with their dentist.

Your dentist will be able to determine if there is an oral cause for the problem and recommend a treatment. You may be sent to a specialist if an oral cause cannot be found. 

One important cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene.

Proper brushing and flossing is required regularly to help reduce causes of halitosis like plaque, bacteria and food particles between the teeth. Regular professional cleaning of your teeth is also needed to limit the frequency of halitosis or bad breath.

Dental services that you receive aid in your bad breath treatment. Treatments that are provided in our dental office include the cleaning of plaque between your teeth and a thorough examination of your mouth to detect problems like decay or periodontal disease.

We may also recommend a special toothpaste for you to use in the morning, at night, and after meals. Another option we have is to recommend using special types of mouthwashes. These products have compounds that treat bad breath by neutralizing all the sulfur compounds in your mouth that contribute to bad breath.

Dryness of the mouth is also a cause of bad breath. One treatment that can be provided is a saliva substitute. This is a product that will moisten the inside of your mouth.

If you practice good daily oral hygiene and still have bad breath, then make an appointment for a dental checkup. The dental services that you receive are the best way to treat the problem.