General & Cosmetic Dentist in Washington D.C.
Halitosis or Bad Breath Treatment
What is your Oral Self-Care? Halitosis is a medical term used to describe an unpleasant odor from the mouth. The occurrence of this is so common and so wide spread that it is considered both a medical and a social problem.
Certain conditions in the mouth produce pungent gases that mix with exhalation and are perceived as bad breath. The main causes are compounds produced as a result of the action of bacteria on proteins.
Dental caries, periodontal diseases and cigarette smoking are potential contributing factors for halitosis.
Maintaining good oral hygiene through self-care is necessary — brushing teeth, mouthwash, dental floss, toothpicks (Stimudents*) for cleaning teeth.
There is a strong association between bad odor, gingival disease, oral self-care and lifestyle.
Dr. Jeffrey Singer�s role in maintaining good oral health should be emphasized. There is a great need to control dental caries and periodontal diseases because of their influence on halitosis.
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