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Halitosis Clinics

Taxonomy Code: LT-1750.2970

Programs that offer diagnostic and treatment services for people who have a chronic problem with bad breath (halitosis). The majority of cases originate from sources in the oral cavity including poor oral hygiene, periodontal (gum) disease, coating on the tongue, impacted food, poor dental restorations and throat infections which may lead to the buildup of different types of bacteria, generally on the base of the tongue, the rough surface of the tongue and between the teeth. The bacteria feed on the protein in the saliva and tissues producing large amounts of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC’s) which, when mixed with mouth air, create bad breath. Halitosis may also be caused by diseases of the lungs, esophagus and nose; systemic diseases affecting the liver and kidneys; and diabetes. Contributing factors may include severe dieting, eating certain foods (e.g., garlic, onions), using tobacco products, taking certain medications, hunger and stress.

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