How Do I Stop Bad Breath?


Do you suffer from chronic bad breath? Halitosis can cause embarrassment and even lead people to actively avoid social interaction. The health of your smile can actually have a major impact on the freshness of your breath. With the right steps, you can improve your oral health and stop bad breath.

Causes of Bad Breath

What causes poor breath? A variety of factors can lead to this embarrassing problem, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Dry mouth
  • Dental infection
  • Gum disease

In order to treat the problem, we will first need to find the source of your issues. We will carefully examine your teeth and gums to assess the cause of your problem. From there, we will discuss possible treatment options.

Preventive Dentistry

With the right steps you can actually help prevent the onset of halitosis in the first place. By drinking lots of water you can stay hydrated and avoid dry mouth. Routine dental maintenance, which includes brushing and flossing daily, can remove the bacteria and stray food particles that can affect the smell of your breath. Finally, we recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. During this procedure, we remove the plaque buildup from your teeth. Brushing and flossing alone cannot remove plaque. By having a cleaning, you can enjoy fresher breath and reduces risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Halitosis Treatment Options

We actually offer a unique system designed specially to improve the freshness of your breath. The BreathRX system products all contain ZYTEX, a compound designed to erase volatile sulfur compounds, which often cause terrible oral odor. The products include:

  • Toothpastes
  • Flosses
  • Tongue Scraper
  • Tongue Spray
  • Mouth Rinse
  • Breath Spray
  • Gums and Mints

We will provide detailed information on how to properly use these products and help you achieve the results you desire. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office today.


James Steward, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.