Halitosis Treatment

Bad Breath: A common Ailment

A person struggling with chronic bad breath might carry gum or mints all the time, consuming them often to cover up their unpleasant breath discreetly. They may prefer to attend work meetings virtually rather than speak while in close quarters with others.

Bad breath, clinically referred to as halitosis, is a common problem that can be difficult and uncomfortable to talk about. Still, we’re here to help.

BYND DNTL is a judgment-free space where patients can open up about their challenges. Our compassionate and accommodating oral health experts will help you find the right treatment for your needs.


  • Insufficient oral hygiene: Food particles remain in and on your teeth if you do not maintain a proper oral hygiene routine. Consequently, allowing odor-causing bacteria to develop.
  • Certain health conditions: Sinusitis, a cold and flu symptom, can lead to postnasal drip, leaving a film on the tongue that causes bad breath. Periodontitis and gingivitis can also cause bad breath.
  • Dry mouth: Your saliva maintains the moisture level in the soft tissues of your mouth and the surfaces of your teeth by removing food particles and bacteria. Particles of food cannot be removed from your mouth without enough saliva. An accumulation of food particles can lead to bad breath.
  • Particular food: Dry mouth is a symptom of caffeine consumption and results in an accumulation of bacteria that causes coffee breath. After drinking your morning cup of coffee, have some water to help prevent coffee breath. Consuming garlic and onion can also cause unpleasant breath, most notably when eaten raw.
  • Tobacco: Smoking cigarettes or using tobacco products can cause mouth dryness along with bad breath.

Identifying the cause of bad breath without the help of an oral healthcare provider can be challenging. We usually recommend dental deep cleaning as part of our treatment plan.

  • Scaling and root planing (SRP) is the process of removing any debris and calcified deposits from your teeth. In addition to removing surface irritants from your gums and supporting bone, this deep dental cleaning process will also help to eliminate accumulated odor-causing bacteria.

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is paramount in eliminating the causes of bad breath and preventing periodontal disease.

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day will help control plaque development.
  • Tongue scraping at least once daily after you brush will help keep odor-causing bacteria at bay.
  • Rinsing with mouthwash is an effective way to freshen your breath and reduce plaque buildup.
  • Flossing is essential to keeping the areas between your teeth clean and avoiding periodontal disease.

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