Bad Breath

Bad breath is also known as halitosis, and it is a chronic oral condition. If you find yourself chewing gum, or mouthrinsing often and find no relief to the odor, you may have halitosis.

What causes chronic bad breath?

  • Poor Dental Health: Bacteria in the mouth that cause dental cavities and gum disease is the biggest culprit when it comes to developing halitosis. Treating your gum disease and tooth decay will alleviate the condition. 
  • Smoking or tobacco use. 
  • Nose and throat infections: If you’re battling a sinus infection, you may find yourself developing halitosis. 
  • Allergies
  • Dry mouth: If you lack a steady flow of saliva to rinse your oral cavity of food debris, bacteria in your mouth will cause bad breath. Dry mouth can also be caused by certain medications, smoking, or excessive caffeine. 

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Possible Halitosis Solutions:

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If you have been experiencing chronic bad breath, contact Dr. Lepore to find the root cause of the halitosis and find a treatment that meets your needs. 

Our Dental Savings Plans

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care and that financial constraints or insurance status shouldn’t stand in the way for anyone to receive such care. That’s why we have introduced Dental Savings Plans as we don’t want you to compromise on your dental health. We have two plans – Standard and Wellness - offered at an annual membership fee of $429 and $729 respectively.

Membership will entitle you to a host of benefits including free and discounted treatments with a focus on your overall health.


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