If you can’t seem to get rid of bad breath—whether through good brushing habits or things like chewing gum and breath mints—you may be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis is defined as chronic bad breath, and is typically caused by dental issues (cavities, decay or gum disease), smoking, infections in the mouth or throat, or dryness in the mouth. Over 50 million people suffer from halitosis in the US, so you are not alone. Keep in mind that solutions like mouthwash and breath mints are only short-term solutions for bad breath. If it persists, our dentist will work to find the root cause of your halitosis and provide a long-term solution. The most common and simplest treatment is a professional dental cleaning, but if the source of the bad breath is found in the gums, a deeper dental cleaning may be necessary. Whatever the case may be, you can rest assured that our dentist will find the source of your halitosis and help get your breath back to being fresh again. Schedule an appointment today to find out what may be causing your bad breath. You can reach our office in Mt. Juliet, TN at 615-257-0772.