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Treat the Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be embarrassing, especially when other people comment on it, making you feel self-conscious about talking or even smiling. But chronic bad breath can also be a sign of a larger problem. Most cases of bad breath occur after a meal with onions or other ingredients with strong odors, or after going a long time without brushing. These cases are resolved by brushing or gargling with mouthwash. Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, occurs frequently and can only be temporarily relieved with basic hygiene. This is because chronic bad breath doesn’t exist on its own; it’s often a symptom of a more serious problem and cannot be resolved without the proper treatment.

What causes bad breath?

The causes of bad breath vary widely. They include:

What are the remedies for bad breath?

The best remedies for bad breath depend on the causes. However, you can take a few steps to treat the problem, or even prevent it.

While some treatments for halitosis can be done at home, the dentist can be a great source of advice and information. If you’re having trouble treating halitosis, visit Westpark Dental Associates and put an end to bad breath. Your dentist will give you a thorough examination to determine the cause of your bad breath, and help you take steps to end it.

Questions / concerns?

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health, we are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss how you can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.