Halitosis, a condition in which an unpleasant odor emanates from the upper aerodigestive tract, is often a source of discomfort. It affect an estimated 25 to 40 percent of the population. We offer specialized consultations in order to measure and determine its causes.

What is Halitosis?

Where do these unpleasant odors come from?

In up to 90 percent of cases, halitosis originates inside the mouth. However, other causes must not be ruled out, and may be linked to ENT, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, respiratory, metabolic, hormonal, behavioral, or psychological factors. Halitosis may also be caused by certain medications. 

What should I know about the mouth?

The mouth is a complex organ whose diverse anatomical structures are inhabited by billions of bacteria. Anatomical alterations or an imbalance in these bacteria populations may cause a range of diseases. The telling signs are of course visible, but also smelled. Halitosis may therefore reveal an underlying condition and should not to be overlooked.

American Hospital of Paris