Halitosis Is….

Posted on Behalf of Columbine Creek Dentistry

Littleton CO General DentistWhen visiting your dentist they may diagnose you with something called Halitosis. Your response to this may be "I don't even know what Halitosis is!" Simply put, Halitosis is bad breath. If you're experiencing this you will need to take some action to get your breath back to its fresh scent.

When you have halitosis you need to consider that it's not something that can be cured with one treatment. The key to getting to the bottom of your halitosis is discovering what has caused it to happen in the first place. Your breath naturally should be fresh, when it is not, that's a signal that something internally is not right. The good news is that your general dentist can treat it.

There are many factors that can be making your breath have a bad smell. Certain medications can make it smell "off." Certain foods can cause bad breath, but this is usually a short-lived effect. Illnesses can throw off the balance in your body, which can result in an unbalanced scent coming from your mouth. Your tobacco habits may be causing a stench that you just can't shake. Dry mouth also destroys the natural saliva and moisture needed for a freshly scented breath. As we all know, if we don't care for our mouth with regular oral hygiene, our mouth and breath will suffer.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 people actually suffer from halitosis. The good news is there's hope for you! Treatment involves discovering the cause then a plan can be made. Treatment options may include, antibiotics, a deep cleaning of bacteria and build up, or a change in diet. Most times, you will need to adjust your daily cleaning habits to help combat your halitosis.

Dr. Kantor cares about every aspect of your dental care. While Halitosis may not be as serious of a condition as some other dental needs, it can be a sign of something more serious. If you're experiencing a bad case of bad breath come in and discuss it at our Columbine Creek Dentistry office. Say "goodbye" to your bad breath.

Posted on behalf of Columbine Creek Dentistry

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