Dear Dr. Beasley,
I am so embarrassed by my bad breath. How can I fix it?
If you suffer from chronic bad breath, also called halitosis, you are not alone. Unlike “morning breath” or a strong smell that lingers after eating onions, halitosis remains for an extended period and can be a sign of an underlying dental problem. Cavities or gum disease give bad breath bacteria places to hide in your mouth. Mouth, nose or throat infections can lead to postnasal drip that may also contribute to bad breath. Dry mouth, tobacco use, as well as many chronic conditions can also cause halitosis. Follow a healthy dental routine, and if your bad breath persists, give us a call. With a proper cleaning and exam, we can rule out any oral health problems and advise you on next steps to make your mouth feel fresh again.