Bad Breath Treatment (Halitosis)

If you're suffering from chronic bad breath, we can help. We offer halitosis treatment to freshen your breath and boost your confidence.

Bad Breath Treatment in New Berlin, WI

Dealing with bad breath can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but we understand the challenges at Westhill Dental and offer targeted solutions to combat halitosis. Bad breath, or halitosis, can result from various factors, including dietary habits, oral hygiene practices, and certain health conditions. Our dedicated team provides thorough assessments to identify the root cause of your halitosis, offering customized treatment plans that include professional cleanings and specialized products.

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  • What causes bad breath?

    Bad breath can be caused by several factors, ranging from the foods you eat to underlying health conditions.

    Common causes include:

    • Poor oral hygiene: Not brushing or flossing regularly can leave food particles in your mouth, leading to bacterial growth around the teeth, gums, and tongue.
    • Foods and beverages: Garlic, onions, coffee, and alcohol can contribute to bad breath.
    • Dry mouth: Saliva helps cleanse the mouth, so a lack of saliva (xerostomia) can lead to bad breath.
    • Smoking and tobacco products: These can cause their own type of bad breath, in addition to other oral health issues.
    • Medical conditions: Sinus infections, throat infections, respiratory tract infections, diabetes, and some liver or kidney diseases are known to cause bad breath.

    At Westhill Dental, we help identify specific causes and tailor treatments to address both the symptoms and underlying issues.

  • What is the best chewing gum for bad breath?

    Chewing gum can be an effective way to combat bad breath, especially if it’s sugar-free. Sugar-free gum helps stimulate saliva production, which is nature’s way of cleaning the mouth and eliminating food particles and bacteria that cause bad breath. Look for gums that contain xylitol, a sugar alcohol known to reduce the bacteria in the mouth that cause decay and bad breath. Additionally, gums with natural oils like peppermint or spearmint can also help freshen your breath. While chewing gum can offer a temporary solution, addressing the root cause of bad breath is essential for long-term relief.

  • Does smoking cause bad breath?

    Yes, smoking is a significant cause of bad breath. Tobacco products not only leave their own odor on the breath but also dry out the mouth and reduce saliva flow, making it easier for odor-causing bacteria to thrive. Moreover, smoking increases the risk of gum disease, another primary source of bad breath. Quitting smoking can significantly improve oral health and reduce halitosis. At Westhill Dental, we offer support and resources for patients looking to quit smoking and improve their oral hygiene, helping to eliminate bad breath caused by tobacco use.

Questions About Bad Breath Treatment?

If you have more questions about halitosis/bad breath treatment, or if you would like to request an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Willow Dental

3333 S Sunny Slope Rd Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151
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Hours

Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone

262-505-1000

Email Address

willowdental@willow-dental.com