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Oral Health Essentials: Bad Breath

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Are you aware that bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, is an oral health disorder caused by foul odors emanating from your mouth? Frequently, these odors arise from bacteria. If you are unsure what is producing your bad breath, look for signs and symptoms that are arising.

Serious issues within your body may be causing your bad breath. If you have suffered any tooth damage or have any cracks in your tooth enamel, it is likely that bacteria will enter the tooth and infect your pulp. If a pulp is infected, bad breath will linger beyond daily cleaning methods. Furthermore, kidney and liver problems, as well as respiratory tract infections, may be to blame for your bad breath. As with all oral health ailments, seek treatment from your dentist at our local dentist office.

Frequently, most bad breath issues can easily be treated. Treatment systems include brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and even chewing sugarless gum. In these situations, bad breath can be eliminated if it is the result of bacteria in your mouth that simply needs to be washed away. However, this task can become more difficult if you experience dry mouth symptoms, as saliva plays a pivotal role in neutralizing acids and washing away food residue in your mouth.

No matter which option for your halitosis treatment care you choose, Dr. Paul Szmanda, Jim Soblewski, Yvonne Schulke and Thomas Nichols and our team at Szmanda Dental will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Wausau, Wisconsin, please schedule an appointment at 715-845-3200. We can help enhance your oral health care today!