Bad breath, clinically known as halitosis, can often be a source of embarrassment for many patients. It can affect both personal and professional relationships by causing them to avoid one on one interactions and be frustrating to effectively treat without the help of a dentist or medical professional.

The key to successfully addressing halitosis is identifying the root cause. Novi, MI dentist Dr. Christopher Paulson provides diagnosis and treatment for bad breath to help restore your confidence- and often improve your dental health.

Treating Halitosis

Dr. Paulson will discuss your personal medical history, lifestyle habits and evaluate your oral health to determine the cause of your halitosis and recommend an effective treatment option. There are several common causes of halitosis that can be remedied with personalized dental care and oral hygiene:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay and cavities
  • Yeast infections in the mouth such as thrush
  • Dry mouth
  • Lifestyle habits such as smoking
  • Poor fitting dental appliances

Halitosis can also be caused by certain medications, medical conditions and illness. In this situation, Dr. Paulson may coordinate treatment with your regular physician.

Treatment can range from periodontal therapy to special rinses and oral hygiene products to be used regularly at home. Dr. Paulson may also recommend lifestyle changes to improve your breath and overall physical health.

If you have been suffering with bad breath that is affecting your quality of life, schedule a consultation in our Novi, MI family dentist office to speak with Dr. Paulson and learn more about treatment for halitosis.