Bad Breath Treatment


Bad Breath Treatment

If more than one person detect the bad breath of another person without close contact in any time in a day, and if this situation lasts continuously or discontinuously for at least a few months, this clinical profile is defined as halitosis even if the patient is not aware of his/her bad breath.

Your dentist will likely smell both the breath from your mouth and the breath from your nose and rate the odor on a scale. Because the back of the tongue is most often the source of the smell, your dentist may also scrape it and rate its odor.

There are sophisticated detectors that can identify the chemicals responsible for bad breath, though these aren't always available.

To reduce bad breath, help avoid cavities and lower your risk of gum disease, consistently practice good oral hygiene. Further treatment for bad breath can vary, depending on the cause. If your bad breath is thought to be caused by an underlying health condition, your dentist will likely refer you to your primary care provider.

For causes related to oral health, your dentist will work with you to help you better control that condition.


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