Bad Breath/Halitosis

Dental issues like halitosis can hold you back from life. At New Vision Dentistry in Citrus Heights, CA, we can help you regain your confidence with effective oral care and halitosis treatment.

The occasional occurrence of bad breath can usually be corrected with a mint, mouthwash, or by brushing and flossing your teeth, but when bad breath persists despite efforts to freshen, you may be dealing with a case of halitosis. Halitosis is a chronic condition that presents with a foul odor noticeable when speaking and breathing. The presence of the condition can be embarrassing, and many people affected find themselves socially limited as they avoid interactions because of their bad breath. Halitosis is a common condition, but it often goes untreated because many people are uncomfortable talking about their struggle with bad breath and seeking help.

Halitosis is nothing to be embarrassed about; it’s a warning signal to you and your dentist that there is a problem with your oral health that needs to be addressed. One of the most common causes of halitosis comes from a buildup of bacteria in your mouth from trapped food debris, plaque, and tartar. As bacteria live and grow in your mouth, it leaves a foul-smelling waste noticeable to you and the people around you. Infection is another common source of halitosis and can cause persistent mouth odor. Halitosis causing infections include sinus and throat infections, a bacterial infection in the GI tract, and infections from yeast culture buildup in the mouth. Untreated infection can lead to more advanced health issues and damage to your mouth and body, which makes addressing halitosis with effective care an essential wellness requirement.

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At New Vision Dentistry, we have extensive experience in treating halitosis. Our supportive and judgment-free office provides a comfortable path to success for reluctant halitosis patients, and our team is skilled in removing the embarrassment from seeking the help you need. We narrow down the source and cause of the halitosis to develop a comprehensive oral health plan to help end bad breath for good. At New Vision Dentistry, we pride ourselves in helping patients defeat halitosis and get back to their normal life with no worries about foul odors to hold them back.