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Bad Breath Treatment

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is often the result of bacteria in the mouth breaking down food particles and dead cells, producing volatile compounds like hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide. These compounds give off an unpleasant odor during exhalation. Dry mouth, due to reduced saliva production, can also contribute to bad breath. Lack of self-confidence and social pressure are common reasons patients seek treatment.

Foods high in sulfur content such as garlic and onions, spicy foods, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, sugary foods, and dairy products can contribute to bad breath. Red meat, which can be difficult to digest, may linger in the mouth longer and exacerbate bad breath.

Regular tooth brushing, using dental floss, maintaining tongue hygiene, and drinking adequate water can help combat bad breath.

Persistent bad breath despite good oral hygiene could be a sign of dental decay, gum disease, or other underlying conditions. If you’re experiencing this, it’s advisable to visit Clinic EGO for a consultation.

Sinus or respiratory infections, as well as digestive issues like acid reflux, could be underlying causes of persistent bad breath.

In addition to brushing, using dental floss, mouthwash, and tongue cleaners can aid in maintaining good oral hygiene.

Yes, smoking can contribute to bad breath due to dryness in the mouth or throat and the promotion of bacterial growth. Smoking can also lead to gum disease by impeding blood circulation, which can result in an unpleasant odor.

Without proper guidance from a healthcare professional, it is not recommended to self-medicate for bad breath treatment.

Common misconceptions include believing that brushing alone is sufficient to prevent bad breath, that bad breath is not a medical condition, or that chewing gum can solve bad breath.

You can initially schedule an appointment for a general examination. If needed, your dentist will refer you to a specialist.

Treatment for chronic bad breath involves identifying the root cause. If it’s related to a general health issue, consultation with a medical doctor is advised. If the issue is oral, our clinic utilizes modern technology, such as the “Halitometer” device, for diagnosis. Following the examination, appropriate treatment options will be discussed and implemented.