The official name for bad breath is halitosis. This is condition is also known as mouth odour or fetor oris. All these names refer to the same problem: poor smelling breath. Halitosis is not uncommon and can be caused by many things. As your dentist we can usually identify the causes of bad breath and treat the halitosis.
At Van de Veer dentists we can treat oral halitosis by cleaning the teeth, removing plaque and if necessary filling cavities. Furthermore you can treat a bad breath yourself by properly cleaning the teeth. A tongue cleaner or scraper is indispensable to people who have halitosis: with this you can remove the white coating (bacteria) at the back of your tongue on a daily basis. You can also buy special mouthwashes to combat bad breath.