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Bad Breath (Halitosis)

A very common dental concern among the general public is bad breath, also known as halitosis. This often embarrassing condition can cause anxiety in social settings and can sometimes even put strains on relationships. The good news is that bad breath is usually treatable, but can sometimes be caused by a more difficult underlying problem.

Often the cause of bad breath is some form of bacteria on your tongue. Did you brush your teeth when you woke up this morning? Did you floss? Did you eat extra onions on that burger at lunch or a garlic dish at dinner? Inadequate dental hygiene and odor causing foods are the most common and easiest to solve causes of bad breath.

In addition to incomplete hygiene and odorous foods, there are other treatable causes of bad breath that take a little more than just brushing your teeth to treat. These would include:

The good news is that there are ways to treat and cope with bad breath! The first stop is to make an appointment to come see Dr Fattahi. He will diagnose where the cause is coming from and go over a plan to resolve the problem. In the end, leaving you with fresh breath and overall better oral health!

If you or a loved one is experiencing bad breath, give us a call at 513-868-0669 to schedule an appointment. Because, nobody wants to be the one with bad breath!


Many times bad breath is caused by the bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue. Sometimes it can be an indication of gum disease. Either way, your first stop to address persistent breath problems should be our office, because if gum disease is present, it must be treated promptly to avoid tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults!

Possible causes for halitosis are:

Dr. Fattahi can help you determine the cause, and if the cause is an oral condition, a treatment plan can be developed to combat this common source of embarrassment.