Bad breath is something everyone has experienced at some point in their life. It is not fun to have and
even worse to experience. While bad breath might be a symptom of some other disorder, it most likely stems from dental decay and periodontitis. It’s more than just socially awkward – it’s a serious threat to your oral health.
Periodontitis is a disease affecting gums and bone that support the teeth, and it is
caused by inadequate brushing and flossing. In this disease, the irritated gums pull
away from the teeth and form pockets between the teeth and the gums. These pockets
fill with bacteria and pus which give off a foul odor.
Patients with bad breath should be referred for a complete dental evaluation. If gum
disease and/or dental decay is diagnosed, it can be treated readily. The patient will no
longer have an infection in his or her mouth, and will no longer have the embarrassment
of bad breath.
There’s no need to live with bad breath, and no reason to neglect your dental health. If
you have questions regarding halitosis, please call our office at (305) 670-5100.