Halitosis treatment Leawood, KS

Bad breath?

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Get the treatment you need

If you have an issue with bad breath, or you have a loved one that is struggling with halitosis, we invite you to contact our dental team for an evaluation. At Gordon Dental of Leawood, we want to restore your confidence again, and with Dr. Gordon, you can trust us with your halitosis treatment in Leawood, Kansas. We invite you to contact our dentist today.

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  • Understanding the causes of bad breath

Several factors can cause bad breath

  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Certain foods, such as onions, garlic, etc.
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia)
  • Dieting
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Certain illnesses and medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Tooth decay and cavities

Based on the cause of your bad breath, we can help you find a solution.

Because several types of illnesses and medical conditions may result in bad breath, it is important to check with your doctor and dentist to find out whether your illness or medication is causing bad breath. If you are healthy and suffer from bad breath, it may be caused by microbial deposits on the tongue. Simply brushing your tongue can reduce bad breath by as much as 70%. Another important way to prevent bad breath is to practice good oral hygiene; be sure to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Be certain to visit your dentist on a regular basis to make sure any conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease are treated. Avoiding odorous foods like garlic and onions can help to keep your breath fresh, and quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can improve your breath as well.

Halitosis can be an underlying condition.