Halitosis, or bad breath, can be caused by poor dental hygiene habits, or may indicate a health problem. The following are possible causes for bad breath:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Poor dental hygiene habits
- Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products
- Certain foods
- Yeast infections of the mouth
When you visit our friendly dentist and dental team at Dr. Bruce Crowley’s office, we will carefully and gently examine you to determine the cause of bad breath. Your treatment will depend on the cause, but may include a special diet, more rigorous oral hygiene habits, gum therapy, or other halitosis treatments. To learn more, we welcome you to call our Las Vegas, Nevada dental office today.