Do you suffer from bad breath? It shouldn’t be surprising that bad breath can result from poor dental health and hygiene. Dr. Joseph DeLapa, our skilled dentist, offers bad breath advice and treatment in South Salem, New York. To understand how to treat bad breath, you must first understand what causes bad breath. Most commonly, broken-down foods are digested and absorbed into your bloodstream and eventually carried to your lungs and given off as breath. If food is left in your teeth and mouth from poor dental hygiene, this exacerbates the problem. It also leads to decay and infection, another common cause of bad breath.

Dr. DeLapa will be able to determine the source of your bad breath and provide specific instructions on how to treat it based on your individual needs. Generally, bad breath can be treated at home through simple lifestyle habits. These include proper oral hygiene, adequate water intake, and discontinuing tobacco use. Dr. DeLapa may also suggest certain medicated dental hygiene products, such as toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash, to help combat bad breath. If you suffer from bad breath, we invite you to contact our dental office today for more information. We take all aspects of your oral health, including bad breath, seriously. We look forward to assisting you!