13 Dec What is Halitosis?
Halitosis is the technical term for chronic bad breath. It’s a nasty subject but sometimes you gotta talk about it. Why? Because unlike occasional bad breath, halitosis can be a sign of another underlying dental or medical concern including serious conditions like gum disease, infection, diabetes, or even liver or kidney disease. Any of these conditions can wreak havoc on your health and life which is why it’s so important to visit your dentist to diagnose the cause of halitosis.
The most common causes of halitosis are dental issues such as :
- tooth decay
- gum disease
- dry mouth
- poor dental hygiene practice
If you’ve been slacking on your daily dental hygiene routine, check out our blog on how to properly practice good oral hygiene at home then contact our office to schedule a checkup. At your appointment, we’ll perform a complete dental exam and professional cleaning. Often, halitosis can be cured with a professional dental cleaning followed by a continued a good oral hygiene routine at home. If another underlying condition is causing your case of halitosis, we’ll be able to help you get a proper diagnosis and treatment to get you back on track. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath request an appointment with Renew Dental today.
For more information on halitosis and possible causes of this condition click here.