Common Dental Issues:

Bad Breath-Halitosis

Bad Breath – Halitosis Treatment | Hygiene, Diet & Dental Health | Dentist Near Me

By Waterville Family Dentistry

How Can A Dentist Help Get Rid Of My Bad Breath a.k.a. Halitosis?

Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, is a condition that can be caused by the food you eat, existing health conditions, and by improving your dental hygiene.

While gum, mints and mouthwashes are temporary fixes for bad breath, if it persists, it’s probably a good idea to consult your dental health professional here at Waterville Maine Dentistry.

First, we’ll look into what may be causing halitosis, then work with you to implement permanent fixes that will leave your breath fresher and your mouth healthier.

“There’s nothing fun about bad breath for you, or those around you. It doesn’t have to be that way!

How Do I Know If I Have Bad Breath?…Ask A Friend

This is one of those things it can be hard to ascertain on our own, kind of like sleep apnea. So, rely on friends, family and those closest to you to let you know if there’s a problem. If they respond positively, don’t take it amiss.

First, there are lifestyle and hygiene changes that might be the culprit. If none of these work, come by Waterville Family Dentistry and let’s find a permanent solution, which may include referral to a physician.

What Causes Halitosis – Bad Breath?

  • Decomposition of Food Stuck In Teeth: especially true with certain foods with intense flavors (garlic, onions, etc.
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Tobacco Use
  • Lack of Saliva/Dry Mouth
  • Infections in the Mouth
  • Some Medications
  • Diseases & Disorders: from cancer to metabolism issues.

This is one health condition that most people don’t need to live with. There are preventative steps and treatments available, as well as lifestyle changes. Don’t become a prisoner to your bad breath. It’s time to make a change!

Your first visit won’t be your last.

We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!