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Halitosis: What Causes Bad Breath and How to Treat It

Posted on 4/20/2020 by Mark Bieber
Halitosis: What Causes Bad Breath and How to Treat It Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing condition. On occasion, bad breath is caused by a chronic condition. Most of the time, however, bad breath is caused by our lifestyle and is easily preventable. At Toomin & Bieber Aesthetic Comprehensive Dentistry, Lawrence Toomin, DDS and Mark Bieber, DDS can ensure you have a healthy mouth and educate you on good lifestyle habits so that you never have to suffer from halitosis ever again.

Causes of Bad Breath or Halitosis

Bad breath can be caused by several factors:

Food Choices

Food that contains strong odors like garlic, tea, coffee, or onion can cause bad breath if you don't brush your teeth after eating. Sugary foods that causes tooth rot also result in bad odor.


Eating a low-carb diet results in the production of ketones, which can lead to bad breath.


Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause bad breath as well as tooth stains.

Poor Hygiene

If you don't brush your teeth or floss regularly, you won't be able to effectively remove food particles between your teeth. This can lead to decay and bad breath.

Poor Health

Sinus, respiratory tract infections, and nasal allergies are infamous for causing bad breath.

Dry mouth

Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth is the reduced flow of saliva. Saliva cleanses the mouth, and insufficient saliva may produce bad breath.

How to Treat Bad Breath

Below are a few tips to get rid of bad breath: [[[DIVSTYLE:margin-left:25px|[[[BulletList: Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. If you have excessive bad breath that does not go away with regular treatments, schedule an appointment at Toomin & Bieber Aesthetic Comprehensive Dentistry by calling us at (818) 748-9998 and never miss on your regular checkups. Lawrence Toomin, DDS and Mark Bieber, DDS can help you determine what is causing halitosis and come up with a treatment plan to make your mouth healthy once again.

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