If you are one of the millions of Americans that experience halitosis (chronic bad breath), we can help. There are many causes of bad breath including:

  • Infections of the tonsils, sinuses or respiratory tract
  • Liver, kidney or lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Abnormal sinus structure or nasal drips
  • Menstruation
  • Carcinomas
  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Abscesses or oral infections
  • Oral cancers
  • Xerostomia (chronic dry mouth), which can be caused by mouth breathing and many medications
  • Allergies
  • Excessive amounts of certain types of bacteria
  • Diet

The good news is that there are many treatment options available to give you fresh breath once again. During your initial exam we will assess your oral and overall health to determine the cause of the halitosis.

Types of treatment include:

  • Clearing up infections
  • Specialized at-home care
  • Prescription products such as oral rinses, pastes, kits, and sinus flushes
  • Reducing or eliminating contributing habits or activities such as tobacco or alcohol use

If you would like to learn more about what we can do to clear up your bad breath, please contact our office today.