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If you have bad breath that just won’t go away despite your thorough brushing and rinsing techniques and even your attempts at improving your breath with mints, then you are likely a victim of halitosis, which is the technical term for chronic bad breath. Halitosis can be quite inconvenient and troublesome. It’s best to know all about halitosis so you can know how to deal with it. Our dentist, Dr. Phuong Nguyen, is happy to tell you all about halitosis today.

There are many causes of halitosis. Some causes include dental problems (like periodontal disease and tooth decay); infections in the throat, nose or mouth; smoking; using tobacco products; dry mouth; and health conditions, like diabetes, gastric reflux, liver disease and kidney disease. If you have halitosis, it’s best to visit our dentist as soon as possible. That way if a serious problem is causing your bad breath, she can treat it immediately and help you return to a top-notch health.

There are many treatments available for halitosis. Some of those treatments are:

-Proper oral hygiene (brushing twice a day and flossing once a day)
-Drinking water throughout the day
-Chewing sugar-free gum regularly
-Stopping smoking and tobacco-use habits
-Cutting back on caffeine
-Dental treatment that helps with cavities and gum disease
-Heath treatments that help with any chronic health issues

To learn more about halitosis in Fircrest, Washington, please contact Tacoma Washington Dentist and talk to a member of our dental team. When you dial 253.565.2895, we will be happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to talking with you!