Halitosis Treatment for Bad Breath

Chronic bad breath, clinically known as halitosis, is treatable. With deep cleanings and professional guidance, you don't have to go on living with bad breath.

Halitosis Treatment in Orange, CA

Approximately 1 in 4 people worldwide suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis. It is a common problem that can cause embarrassment and anxiety. Halitosis occurs when oral bacteria become trapped in the mouth for an extended period. The key to dealing with it is treating the problem’s root by removing the odor’s source. 

While most over-the-counter remedies, such as mouthwash, mints, and gum, only mask the issue, at Orange Grove Family Dentistry, we address halitosis with professional teeth cleaning and oral cleansing to reach parts of the mouth that are difficult to reach with regular brushing and flossing. In some cases, a deep cleaning, consisting of scaling, root planing, and potentially tongue scraping, may be necessary to remove bacteria trapped below the gum line.

Chronic bad breath is treatable. With proper dental care and guidance, you don’t have to live with bad breath. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

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  • What causes bad breath?

    Halitosis can result from various factors, such as poor oral hygiene, bacteria buildup, dry mouth, or underlying health issues. Treatment at Orange Grove Family Dentistry likely involves:

    • Thorough cleanings
    • Addressing oral health issues
    • Individualized care plans to determine the cause of the problem
  • What is the best chewing gum for bad breath?

    The best chewing gum for bad breath often contains ingredients like xylitol or mint to temporarily freshen breath. However, it doesn’t address the underlying causes of halitosis, such as poor oral hygiene, bacteria buildup, or medical conditions.

  • Does smoking cause bad breath?

    Smoking causes halitosis (bad breath) due to various factors. Firstly, it leaves behind tar, nicotine, and other chemicals in the mouth, leading to unpleasant odors. Secondly, smoking reduces saliva production, creating a dry mouth environment where bacteria thrive and contribute to foul breath. Additionally, smoking is linked to gum disease and tooth decay, further exacerbating bad breath. The irritation of the respiratory tract caused by smoking can lead to bad breath, along with overall health effects.

Questions About Bad Breath Treatment?

If you have more questions about halitosis/bad breath treatment, or if you would like to schedule an appointment or contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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