Despite this, it is still a very sensitive issue and many people hesitate to bring it up with us at their visits because of anxiety or embarrassment. We thought we would put together some information to help you learn a little bit more about the causes of bad breath and learn some strategies to prevent and/or treat it.
The medical term for bad breath is halitosis. Because it is such a common issue, there are many different products like mouth rinses, gum, and mints which are advertised to eliminate bad breath. However, these types of solutions only temporarily cover up the problem and don’t address the cause.