About Bad Breath (Halitosis): Causes and Cures

Bad breath can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but it's a common one.  Medically referred to as halitosis, bad breath can be the result of poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.

Bad Breath

Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.


Did you know that even if you brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash, foods that contain strong odors (like garlic and onions, for starters) are only temporarily covered up? The odor will not go away completely until your body has fully digested the smelly (but delicious!) perpetrators.

Brushing and Flossing

By not brushing or flossing daily, food particles remain in your mouth, which causes bacterial growth on your teeth. This not only leads to possible tooth decay, but can also cause bad breath.

Dental Checkups

Your dentist can help you treat the cause of your bad breath, especially if the odor is caused by a health issue like gum disease.

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