What do you do if you have bad breath just won’t seem to go away?

At Arbor Dental Associates, Dr. Christopher Paulson, and Dr. Lindsay Holman are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive dental care. A common dental concern that many patients suffer with is halitosis. Halitosis is persistent bad breath that isn’t resolved by proper oral hygiene. If you are experiencing halitosis, we offer a wide range of treatment to help improve your smile. At Arbor Dental Associates, we are committed to helping patients achieve their ideal smile. As members of the Dawson Academy, Dr. Paulson and Dr. Holman focus of practicing complete dentistry in their Novi, MI dental office.


With proper care, Halitosis is a treatable condition. During your comprehensive examine, Dr. Paulson or Dr. Holman will carefully examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to check for any signs of dysfunction. It is important to identify the cause of your halitosis to determine which treatment will provide the best results. Halitosis can be caused by:

  • Tooth Decay: Plaque that is not removed from the teeth can result in tooth decay. Tooth decay breaks down the tooth enamel over time and can cause tooth sensitivity, toothache, halitosis, and even tooth loss.
  • Gum Disease: Gum disease is the inflammation of gum tissue. The infected tissue can cause the gums to bleed, shifting teeth, tooth sensitivity, toothaches, and halitosis. It is important to treat gum disease as soon as possible to avoid tooth loss or other complex dental issues. We do offer a range of periodontal therapy services and oral hygiene products to help improve your smile.
  • Dry Mouth: Dry mouth occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by smoking, medication, stress or illness. When the mouth isn’t producing the appropriate about of saliva, it leaves the teeth more prone to gum disease, tooth decay, and halitosis. General dentists Dr. Paulson and Dr. Holman may work with your primary care physician to determine the cause of your dry mouth. If your dry mouth is a result of a dental condition, we offer a range of treatment to help improve your condition.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are experiencing halitosis, schedule an appointment at Arbor Dental Associates in Novi, MI. Dr. Paulson and Dr. Holman will work with you to determine the cause of your halitosis and provide the appropriate treatment for your smile. Patients can call (248) 553-9393 or schedule an appointment online.

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