For some of our patients, bad breath is not just a minor annoyance–it is a source of constant worry and anxiety. But halitosis and bad breath treatment eliminates the need to be self-conscious. To learn more from our dentist, Dr. Gerald Regni, Jr., phone 215-351-9399 and ask about caring for halitosis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
To help our patients deal with chronic bad breath, our dentist works with patients to determine the cause of their symptoms. Common sources of bad breath include:
- Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth
- Other dental or general illnesses
- Not brushing or maintaining daily hygiene habits
- Gum disease or other periodontal disorders
- Use of tobacco products
- Chewing or eating foods with strong odors, such as onions or garlic
- Cavities or other forms of dental decay
- Certain diet plans or forms of dieting
- Overnight bacteria growth or other material buildup
Simple brushing can help drastically reduce bad breath; scrubbing the tongue removes bacterial deposits that are the most common source of halitosis. If daily brushing and flossing is not enough, our dentist may need to consult with your general physician to determine the source of the problem. Learn more about the sources of bad breath and reach out to our office today.