Understanding Halitosis

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Many people have heard the term halitosis, but do you know what it is? Halitosis is more commonly known as bad breath. As we all know bad breath can be common from time to time. However, halitosis is more persistent and can be embarrassing when you are in social settings.

That is why here at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, we offer information on the causes of halitosis and how to treat it. Halitosis is caused by a number of reasons. These reasons include:

· Bacteria
· Dry mouth
· Gum disease
· Foods
· Tobacco use
· Some medical conditions

With a wide range of causes, it may be difficult to pinpoint your specific trigger, which is causing your bad breath. Yet, the good news is there are many ways you can treat halitosis, and reverse this nasty bad breath experience. These ways include:

· Brushing and flossing regularly
· Using mouthwash regularly
· Making sure to care and brush your tongue
· Sugar-free gum to keep saliva producing
· Stopping tobacco use
· Receiving your dental cleaning visits at least twice a year

If you would like to feel better about your smile and get rid of your constant bad breath, please come into our office today! Our staff is always happy to help you have a smile you can be proud of, not embarrassed about. So, call us today at 949-729-9950. Let us lead you back to positive oral health.