Halitosis, or bad breath, is a very common condition. Whether in the form of the occasional bad breath experienced by all healthy adults at one time or another or more serious problems, it is calculated that halitosis affects close to 50% of the population.

In general, it can be due to the bacterial decomposition of food particles, cells, blood and other components of saliva. The products of this decomposition generate volatile gases (generally sulphur derivatives) that cause halitosis.

90% of cases of halitosis are of oral origin, and do not originate in the stomach as is commonly believed.

If you believe you have halitosis, remember that it can be treated. If your halitosis is of oral origin, it could be related to periodontal diseases: gingivitis and periodontitis.

The treatment of bad breath must always include regular brushing of the teeth, regular flossing and the cleaning of the top coat of the tongue.

A periodontist is the professional best qualified to monitor the condition that causes bad breath and to put in place the best measures to avoid it. There are systems to monitor the quantitative progress of the treatment and ensure that positive progress is made.

If you have any queries in relation to this issue, please feel free to request a one-on-one interview to find out about possible solutions available to you.