Dental Halitosis Treatments

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Dental Halitosis Treatments


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Dentists recommend halitosis treatment to patients who have bad breath to help them improve their breath. The bad breath, which is usually caused by poor oral hygiene, can also be caused by other health problems and made worse by the type of food the patient eats as well as unhealthy lifestyle habits.

How to improve breath with dental halitosis treatments

Halitosis is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. People who do not brush their teeth daily or floss regularly tend to have food particles lingering between the teeth, promoting the growth of bacteria between the teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. The bacteria growth caused by food particles leads to bad breath. People can reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth with an antibacterial wash. Even if the patient does not have any of the natural teeth left, the food particles and odor-causing bacteria can still cause halitosis if the patient does not clean the dentures regularly and properly.

Since it has been proven that poor oral hygiene causes bad breath, it means that the problem can be fixed by practicing good oral hygiene. According to dentists, patients can improve their breath by getting regular dental cleanings in addition to practicing good oral hygiene. This means that the patient should continue brushing teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. They should also make sure that they schedule regular appointments with the dentist to get teeth cleaned regularly. Doing so helps to reduce the bacteria in the mouth and also remove the food particles stuck between the teeth.

What type of health problems are associated with bad breath?

Even though bad breath is mostly linked to poor oral hygiene, it can also be a warning sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth and the bacteria in the mouth cause the formation of toxins, which irritate the gums. If periodontal disease is left untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone.

Other causes of bad breath include a yeast infection of the mouth, cavities and poor fitting dental appliances. Xerostomia, a medical condition known as dry mouth, can also cause bad breath. Saliva is important because it moistens the mouth, neutralizes the acids produced by plaque and washes away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue. If the cells are not removed, they decompose and can cause bad breath.

How can halitosis be prevented?

The different types of halitosis treatment include:

  • Brushing the teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly
  • Avoiding tobacco products
  • Drinking plenty of water to keep the mouth hydrated
  • Avoiding foods that cause bad breath
  • Going to the dentist at least twice a year for dental examinations and professional teeth cleaning


Halitosis treatment is necessary for people with bad breath because it helps to improve breath. If you have bad breath and want to improve it, schedule an appointment with your dentist to get more tips on how to improve your breath.

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