Halitosis and Your Smile

Halitosis cannot be solved by brushing, mouthwash, or gum. Halitosis is usually a side effect of poor oral hygiene but can also be an indicator of a more complex dental problem. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, it is important to visit the dentist to receive the treatment you need.Family dentist Dr. William Harper, DDS has years of experience identifying and treating a variety dental problems.

Dr. William Harper is a highly trained and experienced dentist serving patients in Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton Roads and surrounding Virginia communities. Dr. Harper will work with you to address any dental concerns you may have and provide the appropriate treatment to improve your smile.


Halitosis can be embarrassing and make social interactions uncomfortable. More importantly, it can be an indicator of complex dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease. Finding the right treatment for you is imperative to maintain the health and function of your smile. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, try to improve your oral hygiene routine and plan regular preventive care visits to our Poquoson, VA dental office. Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes a day help patients reap the full benefits of brushing their teeth. Also adding flossing to your oral hygiene routine can help minimize the chance of developing cavities and tooth decay between the teeth. If your bad breath persists after making changes to your oral hygiene routine, it may be time to visit our Poquoson, VA dental office.

Possible causes of halitosis:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Gum Disease
  • Smoking
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Tooth Decay
  • Infection

After a comprehensive exam, general dentist Dr. Harper can provide a more detailed treatment plan to help keep your breath fresh and your smile healthy. Halitosis is an easily treatable dental concern under the care of a compassionate, experienced dentist.