When you have bad breath, it can be difficult to socialize or engage in casual conversation. Since you may already brush and floss daily, you may be confused about what could be causing this unpleasant odor when you talk. But, what you may not realize is that your bad breath could actually be due to an underlying issue. Fortunately, when you seek help from a dental professional, the cause of your bad breath can be quickly identified and treated. This is also known as halitosis.
What Is Halitosis?
Halitosis is simply the medical term used to describe bad breath. And, as you probably already know, it is an unpleasant odor that begins in the mouth. It is easily detected by others when you talk. If you suffer from frequent or chronic bad breath, it’s important to understand the cause, so you can get the treatment you need to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Common Causes of Bad Breath
In addition to creating an uncomfortable experience when socializing and speaking with others, halitosis can actually be a symptom of a bigger problem like poor oral hygiene or a serious medical condition. Although some causes are easy to solve, others require more extensive treatment. Here are a few common causes that may be impacting your breath odor:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Certain foods
- Medical conditions
- Smoking or using other tobacco products
Visit Your Dentist for Help
If you’re struggling with the effects of bad breath and you know you’ve done everything you can on your own to solve the problem, it’s time to seek help from a professional who can quickly find the cause and get you the treatment you need to eliminate your bad breath for good.
At Esthetix Dental Spa, we know how bad breath can negatively impact your quality of life. Take the first step toward getting the fresh breath you deserve by contacting us to schedule your appointment today.