Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment

Chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, can cause discomfort and embarrassment but can be treated. We offer deep cleanings to help you eliminate this problem and improve your oral health.

Halitosis Treatment in DeFuniak Springs, FL

At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we understand the impact of bad breath, or halitosis, on your confidence and daily interactions. It’s a common issue that many people face, but it’s often treatable with the right approach and care. Whether due to dietary choices, lifestyle habits, or underlying health conditions, our team is here to help you identify the causes of bad breath and provide effective solutions. Discover how our comprehensive halitosis treatments can help you achieve and maintain fresh breath.

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  • What causes bad breath?

    Bad breath can be caused by various factors, including:

    • Poor Oral Hygiene: Not brushing or flossing regularly can lead to food particles remaining in your mouth, causing bad breath.
    • Foods and Drinks: Garlic, onions, coffee, and alcohol can contribute to breath odor.
    • Dry Mouth: Saliva helps cleanse the mouth. A lack of it (xerostomia) can cause bad breath.
    • Smoking and Tobacco: These habits not only cause bad breath but also affect your overall oral health.
    • Medical Conditions: Certain diseases, such as sinus infections, liver or kidney problems, and diabetes, can contribute to halitosis.
  • What is the best chewing gum for bad breath?

    Chewing gum can be a quick fix for bad breath, especially gums that are sugar-free and contain xylitol. Xylitol can help reduce the bacteria in your mouth that cause bad breath. Look for gums with a high concentration of xylitol and those that promote saliva production, which helps cleanse the mouth. However, remember that while chewing gum can help with temporary bad breath, it’s not a cure for chronic halitosis.

  • Does smoking cause bad breath?

    Yes, smoking is a significant contributor to bad breath. It not only leaves a distinctive odor but also dries out your mouth, which can further exacerbate bad breath. Smoking damages gum tissue and can lead to gum disease, another source of halitosis. Quitting smoking can significantly improve oral health and the quality of your breath.

Questions About Bad Breath Treatment?

If you have more questions about halitosis/bad breath treatment, contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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