Halitosis (Bad Breath) — Livonia, MI


Halitosis is a sophisticated word for “bad breath”. Depending on the cause, bad breath may strike occasionally or may be a more persistent condition. The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria. Because the mouth is moist & warm, it creates perfect conditions for the millions of bacteria that live in the mouth. In fact, approximately 80% of bad breath is caused by something in the mouth. Persistent bad breath may be a sign of more serious problems with the gums & teeth.

Bad breath may be caused by the following:

  • Poor dental hygiene – poor oral hygiene can leave food particles to decay in the mouth
  • Infections in the mouth such as periodontal (gum) disease
  • Respiratory-tract infections such as throat infections, sinus infections, lung infections
  • Dry mouth caused by salivary gland problems or by breathing through the mouth
  • Systemic illnesses such as diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, sinus disease, reflux disease & others

Call our office promptly if you have bad breath with painful, swollen gums that bleed easily or loose teeth.

 

Call us today,   734-591-3636, or  Book Online Now.