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Dentistry Highlights: Halitosis Prevention

In order to ensure that your smile receives the care it needs, it is important to always be protective against any signs of halitosis. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is an indication that bacteria are present in your mouth and emitting foul odors. Thus, it is important to understand the causes of halitosis, and what aspects of your life are responsible for it.

Mouthwash is often an effective treatment you can use to help eliminate bad breath. Several studies have shown that therapeutic mouthwash can help eradicate bad breath that arises due to odors from your mouth. If you have poor oral hygiene and suffer from plaque buildup and food residue in your mouth, once these particles are washed away, your bad breath should disappear as well.

However, if your bad breath is caused by underlying oral health problems such as gum disease, it is important to first treat the gum disease before the bad breath can go away. In addition, deep ailments within your body including liver and kidney malfunctions can contribute to bad breath. Respiratory tract infections have also been shown to raise your risk of bad breath and must be treated in order to ensure bad breath will be treated as well.

Our team at Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry looks forward to enhancing your smile with bad breath treatments. To book an appointment at our dentist office in Pulaski, Tennessee, please contact Dr. Nathan Owens and our team at (931) 277-4666.

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