What is Halitosis and How to Treat It?

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Do you have embarrassing bad breath? Do you try to chew gum or eat mints to rid yourself of your bad breath but find it difficult? If so, you could be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis is a common condition that causes persistent or stubborn bad breath to occur.

Our dentists, Dr. Tran Dang and Dr. Blair Whitt, are equipped and able to help you with your halitosis needs. Furthermore, our team at Forever Teeth in Decatur, Texas, is excited to share with you some tips on the basics of halitosis and how to treat it properly.

In a nutshell, halitosis is persistent bad breath and can be a warning sign something is wrong. Halitosis has many causes such as tobacco use, sinus or throat infections, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, and many dental issues such as cavities. Generally, halitosis is linked to gum disease and should be addressed quickly.

Here are some proven ways to treat halitosis efficiently:

– Make sure you floss regularly.

– Chew on sugar-free gum between meals.

– Attend your six-month checkup by a professional dentist.

– Keep up with your brushing habits daily.

– Apply mouthwash with fluoride in it.

If you would like help with your halitosis troubles, please call us today at 940-626-4441 to make an appointment. Our team of experts are happy to help you and give you a clean smile and oral health care review.