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As Halloween is just around the corner along with numerous holidays to follow, it is important to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your teeth and gums clean. Beyond the traditional issues that can arise including tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, an unhealthy smile can also lead to numerous bouts of bad breath.

If you continually suffer from bad breath that does not go away with traditional cleaning treatments such as mouthwash, you may be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis arises due to numerous conditions, including bacteria buildup in your mouth, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and underlying oral health conditions.

If you do not keep your mouth clean by brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleaning, you will be at an increased risk for bad breath. Bad breath is also routinely caused by dry mouth, which arises when there is not enough to saliva produced in your mouth. Gum disease can arise from dry mouth, which is also linked to bad breath.

Underlying elements within your body can also give rise to bad breath, including liver problems, respiratory tract infections, and kidney issues. Furthermore, if you have dentures, it is important to always clean them daily to make sure they are free of debris that can contribute to bad breath. For additional help and care dealing with halitosis, visit our office.

No matter the needs you require from your smile, our team at Dearborn West Dental can help. Dr. Robert Farber and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which bad breath treatments are best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Dearborn, Michigan, call us at 313-562-5610. We look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!