Halitosis Treatment in Kennewick

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Halitosis is a medical term for bad breath. If you are embarrassed because of odorous breath, a skilled dentist may be able to help. Dr. Morgan performs halitosis treatments for patients of all ages. The friendly staff at Grandridge Dental wants you to feel comfortable and cared for in our office.

Give us a call to discuss halitosis with our Kennewick dentist at (509) 380-9046.

Is Your Bad Breath a Dietary Issue?

In many cases, bad breath can be remedied with changes to your diet. Individuals who are not eating often enough may experience halitosis from stomach acid. Also, eating odorous foods, such as onions, garlic, cheese, cured meats, or strong spices can result in a foul smell. Alcohol and coffee are common culprits. Medications or tobacco use can contribute to the problem as well.

Bad Breath & Medical Problems

You may also experience bad breath because of:

  • Dry mouth: A lack of saliva can affect your breath and cause discomfort in your mouth.
  • Gingivitis: Gum disease is a serious problem that should be treated quickly.
  • Poor dental hygiene: If you neglect a regular routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing, this could contribute to your breath. Make sure you are visiting your dentist bi-annually for checkups as well.
  • Sinus infections: When your nose is stuffy, you may breathe through your mouth more often, causing a foul odor.
  • Gastrointestinal ailments: Stomach acid can rise up the esophagus, bringing with it an unpleasant smell.
  • Kidney or liver diseases: A build up of wastes in the blood (uremia) can cause breath to smell metallic.
  • Asthma: Similar to sinus infections, too much breathing through the mouth can cause halitosis.
  • Diabetes: This can be caused by periodontal disease or high levels of ketones in your blood.

Treating Halitosis

There are some at-home remedies that may reduce your halitosis. Carry and use sugar-free mints when you suspect your breath is strong, and drink plenty of water. Rinse with mouthwash twice a day and make sure to brush and floss regularly.

If these strategies don’t make a big difference, we suggest you talk with our halitosis dentist in Kennewick. Your bad breath may be a sign of infection or an indication of dry mouth. We may suggest artificial saliva or may need to treat gum disease.

Let our trusted dentist help you! Call (509) 380-9046 for effective halitosis treatment in Kennewick.

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