Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Experiencing bad breath? Call us and we’ll help find the cause and your treatment.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Everyone is scared of bad breath! Almost nothing is as embarrassing in social situations, in fact, it’s the 3rd most common reason people visit the dentist! (1st is decay, 2nd is gum disease.)

The good news is that at iSmile we can help you control bad breath FOR GOOD! Do you commonly find yourself asking, “I wonder if my breath is bad?” or “Why does my mouth taste so bad in the morning?” This is very common, and the answer is pretty simple.

Of course, bad breath can be caused by something you ate, like garlic or onions. This is usually temporary due to your last meal. We are discussing more of a chronic bad breath situation, where it seems like no matter what you do you still have bad breath. 


In almost all cases, bacteria is the cause. 90% of chronic bad breath cases originate from the mouth, but there are other syndromes and illnesses that can contribute to bad breath, like those involving the digestive tract.

Bacteria Often Causes Bad Breath

As bacteria are allowed to proliferate and replicate in your mouth they release by-products of malodorous acids and fatty acids. The tongue has a large surface area that can house most of the bacteria that cause bad breath, about 75% actually. The tongue produces keratin to help coat and protect. When that keratin layer builds up it allows an environment for bacteria and dead cells to accumulate.

SOLUTION: A tongue scraper can help manage the amount of keratin allowed to accumulate on the tongue.

Periodontal Disease and Bad Breath

In the presence of gum disease, it is almost guaranteed you’ll have some degree of bad breath. The aerobic and anaerobic bacteria causing gum disease that proliferate under the gum line secrete what is called Volatile Silver Compounds (VSC). Everyone produces VCS’s because no one’s mouth is bacteria free. Yet, in order to be “bad breath free,” the levels have to be undetectable to the human nose.

Have you ever noticed that when you floss you can get a foul taste in your mouth after? That is because you’ve dislodged some of that bacteria and VSC’s.

SOLUTION: Get rid of the presence of gum disease in your mouth. We can help diagnose this problem for you at iSmile.

If bad breath has been bothering you please let us help. Often times, people don’t even want to seek help because it can be so embarrassing. There is absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, if you have bacteria that cause bad breath your health may be at risk as well.

Dr. Sonia Olivares

Halitosis, Bad Breath and more

Dr. Sonia Olivares has treated thousands of patients suffering from chronic bad breath in Florida. Bad breath (Halitosis), bad taste and periodontal disease occur due to a bacterial imbalance in the mouth. It is possible that the bacterial infection can travel through the bloodstream to other areas of the body and contribute to systemic disease. Dr. Olivares, utilizes high tech diagnostic equipment to analyze the bacterial imbalances of the mouth, and applies her professional techniques, to treat bad breath and treat periodontal disease. Bad breath is eliminated! Periodontal disease is treated!

Dr. Olivares. is a recognized innovator in the dental field. Dr. Sonia Olivares uses her extensive experience, expertise and education for the creation and maintenance of healthy, perfect smiles. Dr. Olivares possesses a post-graduate degree from the prestigious Neuromuscular Institute of the United States, LVI (Las Vegas Institute), in Full Mouth Reconstruction and TMJ Treatment. She is one of the few dentists in the Greater Miami area with a Neuromuscular background, which greatly adds to her profile as a
superior Cosmetic / Reconstructive Dentist.

Dr. Olivares, believe that it is all about listening to the patient, knowing them and understanding their concerns. It’s important to spend enough time with each patient to properly devise solutions that fit their desires and needs. Her goal is to provide comprehensive quality care with a professional and personal touch. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth.

Following her belief in giving back to the community, Dr. Olivares has provided dental treatment for Drug-Free World and South Florida Orphanage Organizations, volunteer at Path to Happiness, and has participated in mission trips to serve those in need through the United States and the Caribbean.

She loves spending time with her daughter, grandchild, family, friends, and colleagues. Her hobbies are reading, driving, watching good films but above all learning and helping others.

Dr. Olivares could change your business and social relationships, leading to self-confidence and self-esteem.


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