Oral Health ABCs: Halitosis

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If you’ve ever experienced bad breath, you’re well aware of the social anxieties and stresses it can bring into your life. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, can affect your social life, your work life, and your daily relationship with your peers, coworkers, as well as family members. However bad breath is treatable if you know what its root causes are.

Although bad breath is often the result of foul odors emanating from the mouth, it does not necessarily mean your bad breath is caused by your mouth itself. In some situations, underlying conditions deep within your body can be producing your bad breath, including respiratory tract infections, liver problems, and kidney problems. To determine if you are suffering from any of these ailments, consult with your health care professional.

If bad breath is produced in your mouth, it is important to determine what is causing it. Often, bad breath may be the result of bacteria buildup in your mouth known as plaque. Bad breath may also be caused by a toothache or gum disease. If you are suffering from one of these oral health ailments, simple treatments such as mouthwash will not be enough to eradicate bad breath completely. Further treatments will be necessary to eradicate the condition.

If you suffer from halitosis, contact Karsant Dentistry at 415-333-3919 to see which treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Peter Karsant and our team at our dentist office in San Francisco, California, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Come in and become a success story with a halitosis-free smile today!