Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Halitosis


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What is halitosis?


Halitosis is chronic bad breath. Things like "morning breath" are only for a short time, while halitosis is longer lasting and could indicate underlying symptoms of something worse. Some causes for halitosis are:

• Cavities and deep pockets (both can harbor bacteria)

• Dry mouth

• Mouth, nose, throat infections

• Smoking and tobacco

• Chronic conditions, such as gastric reflux, diabetes, kidney disease, etc. Remember to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day, as well as rinse with mouthwash once a day! Talk to your dentist if bad breath still persists.

Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi
93 Route 183, Stanhope, NJ
973-448-8989
www.stanhopefamilydentistry.com




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Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Food and Dental Health
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- candy (especially hard, sticky candies like caramel, taffies, mints)
- cookies
- cakes
- muffins


and sugary drinks such as
- soda

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