Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

Fresh Ways To Handle Halitosis

What dentists call halitosis is simply bad breath. Do you suffer from this embarrassment and don’t know how to handle it? Use these helpful tips to treat and beat bad breath.

What To Blame for Bad Breath

Family dentistry experts warn that improper oral hygiene is often the root of halitosis. Maybe you’ve slacked on regular oral hygiene, have developed dental decay, or just have unhealthy habits. The result of all these actions is ongoing bad breath. To help you uncover the reason for your problem, read the main causes of halitosis:

  • Poor brushing and flossing, which leaves food particles in the mouth that breed bacteria
  • Not visiting an affordable dentist for check-ups and cleanings on a regular basis
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Oral yeast infections
  • Smoking

Best Ways To Beat Bad Breath

For many people, halitosis can be completely reversed with better oral hygiene. That’s because oral bacteria is often to blame, which results from poor dental habits. If you don’t deal with the cause of your halitosis, it can lead to larger problems that require great cost and many visits to your family dentistry clinic. To say goodbye to bad breath for good, follow these proven tips:

  • Brush at least twice a day, or more as recommended.
  • Floss every day.
  • Brush your tongue to remove built-up bacteria.
  • See an affordable dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings.
  • Rinse with an anti-bacterial mouthwash after eating odor-inducing foods including garlic and onions.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Discuss your medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to determine if they’re causing bad breath.
  • Have tooth decay and gum disease immediately treated at your family dentistry clinic.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Shelton, call Huntington Family Dental Group today at (203) 916-1173 or make an appointment.

Huntington Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Huntington Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Huntington Family Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
I cannot say enough good things about the HFDG. Everyone is exceptionally helpful – from the front office staff to the back office (hygienists, etc.) staff. I always appreciate the way in which […]
Karen G.
Great practice. Fantastic doctors and a great team. Have been going here for years. Great place to get Invisalign!
Ecarlson156
Amazing appointment as always! Dr. Bethany is wonderful and look forward to my fillings later this week!
Brian K.
The staff is very friendly. I didn’t wait any longer than 5 minutes before I was taken in the back for my cleaning. Doctors there are great and very thorough, I would recommend them to whoever […]
Laura D.
I came for my first visit frantic upon losing my crown. My regular dentist was unavailable so I was referred to Huntington Dental Group. The staff took a stressful situation and brought me ease and […]
Brittany M.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
Just had an implant done. Dr. Sal is great. Much easier and more pleasant experience then expected
Jennifer C.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
Debra B.
Great service, found everyone caring and helpful.
Frank K.
Always excellent service and today was above and beyond. The office accommodated me with my schedule.
Mary H.
To much good stuff to say about this group… no longer do I say I hate going to the dentist. Last dental group I went to wanted to was quick to recommend an expensive solution… Huntington […]
Mickey B.
I went to Dr Sal for an implant and it went very smooth. Had no pain at all and if I had any discomfort he stopped to make sure I was okay. Very caring Dr best experience I’ve had. Recommend […]
Jimmy H.
Had a great experience at Huntington Family Dental! They were efficient, professional and very flexible with my busy work schedule. The dentists and hygienists really made an effort to make me feel […]
Maureen K.
Very accommodating and professional staff. A congenial environment.
Leonard K.
friendly staff, on time, very comfortable cleaning
Tracy M.
Have gone to this group for about thirty years. Have gone to others, they do not hold a candle to HFG. Maria the hygienist is the best and should be made a partner. Very perky, very caring and very, […]
Richard A.
Super friendly staff; highly recommended for people with fear of dentists…like me :)
Naeem U.
Fantastic, knowledgeable, & caring staff. :)
Heather Z.
Everything was excellent as usual!
Natan T.
Dental Insurance Providers
Learn More

We will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (203) 916-1173
Our Location