Oral health can affect more than just your smile. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath or halitosis, it could be due to dental issues. Bad breath can be a symptom of decay or infection in your mouth, a sign that you need dental care. It is also embarrassing in professional or social interactions, making you feel self-conscious. If you have halitosis, come see us at Ora Dentistry for general dental care. We can help find the source of your bad breath and offer treatment to give you relief.
There are many oral health issues that can cause halitosis. Decay is one common source, as is an infected tooth. Bad breath can be a symptom of gum disease, resulting in more serious issues than just bad breath. Mouthwash, brushing and other bad breath relief products only mask the issue, if they even help at all. To remedy bad breath, you need effective treatment for the underlying cause.