TREATMENT FOR HALITOSIS - ALISO VIEJO, CA
While halitosis, or bad breath, is most often a result of oral bacteria, it can be caused by other health conditions a smaller percentage of the time. Bacteria in the mouth produce sulfur compounds, which release a foul odor. An evaluation with Dr. Claire Cho in Aliso Viejo, CA can help determine the cause of your chronic halitosis.
Causes of Halitosis
People may have bad breath if they have neglected to take care of their oral health. Halitosis can be the result of one or more of the following:
• Types of food you eat
• Lifestyle habits
• Chronic illness
• Gum disease
• Dry mouth
• Medication side effects
If you neglect to brush and floss your teeth regularly or do not get treatment for gum disease
at the right time, you put yourself at risk for developing further oral health problems including bad breath. In some cases, you will need to seek professional treatment for halitosis.
Other causes of bad breath include:
• Acid reflux
• Chronic sinus issues
• Yeast infections of the mouth
• Improperly fitting dental appliances
If it is determined that halitosis is not directly caused by an oral condition, a visit to your primary care physician may be recommended for further evaluation.
Maintaining a consistent professional teeth cleaning schedule is essential for preventing bad breath and gum disease. If you are concerned about halitosis in Aliso Viejo, CA, schedule an appointment
with Dr. Cho today!