Update: How to Approach a Friend with Bad Breath

Halitosis simply means “the state or condition of having bad breath.” This is a serious medical issue which affects over 90 million Americans. If someone you care about suffers from halitosis, it’s important to tell them. This unfortunate condition isn’t merely a source of embarrassment–it can also be a sign of serious underlying medical conditions….

6 Diseases That Cause Bad Breath

Causes of halitosis are widely varied and include everything from dry mouth to eating onions. Patients may not realize that certain diseases are responsible for causing bad breath as well. From respiratory tract infections to diabetes, many well-known medical conditions also play a role in causing bad breath. Once you understand the ways that each…

Why Does My Breath Get Better After Taking Antibiotics?

From time to time patients will ask us why their halitosis condition improved while taking antibiotics for an infection. This phenomenon is not uncommon and there are good reasons why it occurs. When taking an antibiotic it is important to understand that the effect of the antibiotic will not be localized to the area where…

Xerostomia

A dry mouth condition, known as xerostomia, is one of the more common causes of halitosis. It also is a common reason why people suffering from xerostomia experience increased tooth decay and gum disease. Saliva plays many important roles in the oral environment. When there is a deficiency in salivary production the bacterial concentrations in…

Halitophobia, Average Malodor & Clinical Halitosis

Every year, clients come to the Center for Breath Treatment and explain the frustration and embarrassment they have been suffering from due to their bad breath. They claim to have tried everything under the sun, and yet nothing will cure their bad breath. In some cases, I inch a bit closer, only to discover there…