Dr. Spalitto refers to bad breath as halitosis. As you will learn in this video, bad breath can signify an underlying dental problem.
Chronic bad breath is a common problem in family dentistry. While occasional bad breath is no cause for concern, you should tell your dentist if your bad breath lasts longer than a few hours. Halitosis may be caused by gum disease or could signify a tooth abscess or infection. Cavities and gum disease require immediate treatment for the best possible prognosis.
If you suffer from bad breath, seek treatment from dentist Dr. Spalitto by calling West County Dental at (314) 821-2712.