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Bad Breath or Halitosis

Halitosis – or chronic bad breath – is something that mints, mouthwash or a good brushing can’t solve. Unlike “morning breath”  halitosis remains for an extended amount of time and may be a sign of something more serious. I will 

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Dental Issues

 Cavities and deeper pockets from gum disease give bad breath. Periodontitis is a disease that we can prevent by going every six months to the dentist or hygienist . If the problem of bloody gums persist you might need a deep cleaning. We need to numb your gums and clean inside the gum to the roots to clean the plaque or the tartare that has been accumulated. 

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Smoking and Tobacco

 Tobacco products wreak havoc on your body and your breath. Not only do many tobacco products leave their own odor on your breath; they can also dry out your mouth. Smokers are also more likely to develop gum disease, which can also add to halitosis. 

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Dry mouth

Saliva goes a long way for your dental health – and your breath. It rinses and removes unwanted leftovers from your mouth, helps break down food when you eat and provides disease-fighting substances to help prevent cavities and infections. If you don’t make enough saliva, one sign may be halitosis. Dry mouth can be caused by medications, certain medical conditions, alcohol use, tobacco use or excessive caffeine

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Other chronic conditions

 While halitosis is most often linked to something happening in your mouth, it may also be a sign of gastric reflux, diabetes, liver or kidney disease

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If You Experience Any of These problems, Contact your dentist Today

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