• What is Halitosis?

    on Jul 10th, 2018

What is Halitosis?

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, and it can affect anyone and at any time.

What Are the Causes of Halitosis?

Halitosis can have many causes, but in most cases, it's caused by poor dental hygiene. People who don't floss or brush their teeth regularly will experience a build-up of bacteria, which can cause bad breath. However, halitosis can also be caused by gingivitis (gum disease), eating smelly foods, or taking certain medications.

What Are the Symptoms of Halitosis?

The symptoms of halitosis include bad breath. It can also cause an unpleasant feeling of "build-up" in the mouth due to bacteria.

How Common is Halitosis?

Halitosis is quite common; approximately one in four people will experience it during their lifetime.

How is Halitosis Diagnosed?

Halitosis can often be self-diagnosed. Sufferers can tell if their breath smells bad by licking the inside of the wrist and then smelling the wrist after the skin has dried. However, it's important to consult a dentist, as halitosis can be the result of more serious dental problems.

How is Halitosis Treated?

Most instances of halitosis can be treated with regular flossing and brushing. Mouthwash can also be used to help reduce bad breath. Quitting smoking and eating a healthy diet will also help.

What are the Complications of Halitosis if Left Untreated?

If left untreated, halitosis can be extremely unpleasant and cause social anxiety. However, it can also lead to gum disease as the bacterial build-up is extremely unhealthy for the mouth, gums, tongue, teeth, and jaw.

Halitosis - Get it Treated Today

No one should have to suffer from bad breath; anyone who suspects that they are suffering from halitosis should commit to a good dental hygiene routine and consult a dentist as soon as possible.

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