Dental patient discusses halitosis concerns with dental practitioner.

Halitosis Treatment 

Freshen Your Breath and Eliminate Odors 

Chronic Bad Breath Treatment in Anchorage

Halitosis is the sophisticated word for “bad breath.” Depending on the cause, bad breath may happen only occasionally or be more persistent. The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria. Because the mouth is moist and warm, it creates the perfect environment for the millions of bacteria that live in the month. In fact, approximately 80% of bad breath is caused by something in the mouth.

Dr. Broc Brimhall discusses halitosis treatment

How We Treat and Prevent Halitosis

Fortunately, bad breath caused by bacteria in the mouth can be easily treated. Persistent bad breath may be a sign of more serious problems with the gums and teeth. Here is how we help keep your breath smelling clean and fresh:

  • Discuss Oral Hygiene Habits: Brushing your teeth, tongue, and gums after meals as well as flossing and rinsing with mouthwash usually take care of the problem. Regular visits to our office for a deeper, professional cleaning and exam will also help.
  • Examine Your Diet: Chronic bad breath may be caused by frequent consumption of certain odorous foods (such as garlic, onions, or coffee) or tobacco use.
  • Check for Gum Disease: An infection in the mouth can lead to bad breath, including gum disease. You may notice other symptoms such as a bad taste, bleeding gums, and painful chewing.
  • Consider Your Health: Systematic illness, such as diabetes, acid-reflux, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, mouth breathing, or sinus problems can all cause bad breath.

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