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Do you have smelly, odorous breath that just won’t go away? If so, you might be a victim of halitosis. Halitosis is the technical term for chronic bad breath. It is something mints, mouthwash and even a thorough brushing can’t solve. This can be quite inconvenient and troublesome. Our dentists, Drs. Nipa Sheth, Victoria Furman, and Valerie De Leon, would like to tell you all about halitosis today so you can learn the causes and treatments involved.

The causes of halitosis are typically dental issues (like cavities and gum disease); mouth, nose and throat infections; dry mouth, smoking and tobacco use; and health issues, like gastric reflux, diabetes and liver or kidney disease. If you have halitosis, it’s best to call our office and schedule an appointment. Our dentist will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile and oral health and determine the cause of your bad breath. Then, he will be happy to provide the necessary treatments to help you.

The treatments for halitosis are typically having a good oral hygiene routine (which should include brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing with mouthwash daily), attending your dental checkups every six months, drinking water throughout the day, cutting back on caffeine, chewing sugar-free gum regularly and any dental treatments that can help with cavities and gum disease. You should also quit habits like smoking and using tobacco products as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about halitosis in San Jose, California, please reach out to AZ Dental today. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please dial 408-247-5500 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!