Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath. It’s safe to say that this condition is infinitely easier to detect in others than in ourselves! Concerns about bad breath is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental care, after gum disease and tooth decay. Approximately 85% of the unpleasant odors that constitute bad breath are caused by sulfides, which are produced by anaerobic bacteria in the mouth. While good oral hygiene is usually effective in keeping bad breath at bay, underlying conditions can also be the culprit. If despite all best efforts, bad breath continues to be a cause for concern, don’t hesitate to make an appointment. We’ll be happy to help you identify the source of the problem and point you to an effective solution!