Bad Breath

Periodontal Disease is a common cause of chronic bad breath.

Bad breath, also known as "halitosis", comes from byproducts of the breakdown of the epithelial cells within your periodontal pockets. As the bacteria surrounding your teeth attack and kill your periodontal tissues, sulphur compounds are released. These compounds have a distinct and unpleasant odor.

Bad breath can be a difficult condition for many people. It limits your comfort in social situations, and may make you feel self-conscious being close or intimate with others. If you experience chronic bad breath, periodontal treatment may be a solution.


For halitosis caused by Periodontal Disease, the solution is to remove the infection and conscientiously attend periodontal maintenance appointments. Please visit our Periodontal Disease section for more information on the treatment of Periodontal Disease.

Home care is likewise essential to ridding your mouth of bad odors. Dr. Hale recommends the Oxyfresh system for helping you to combat mouth odors from home. Oxyfresh is a non-prescription dental hygiene kit and can be viewed and purchased at the following website:

Timothy M. Hale, D.D.S. | Michael Nguyen, D.D.S. Practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants Tel: (281)392-6000 Fax: (281) 392-6811