Teeth and Gums 101: Halitosis

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Are you suffering from bad breath? Although it may be hindering your social life, it is rarely serious enough to fear for immediate hospitalization or emergency treatment. Nevertheless, it could be a sign of another worse illness or ailment within your mouth, which may need attention. If you continue to suffer from bad breath even if you take care of your smile, visit your dentist at our office for a complete oral examination.

The most generic form of bad breath is simply due to a lack of oral hygiene. If bacteria are allowed to gather in your mouth as plaque and eventually tartar, bad breath is a likely consequence. To help keep your smile free of nasty odors, always remember to brush twice daily and floss once daily. Further oral health treatments such as using mouthwash or chewing sugarless can also be used to help rinse away harmful residue and freshen your breath.

Bad breath could also be caused by an underlying illness. If you suffer from periodontal disease, bad breath may occur. Oral infections also usually cause bad breath to occur. Other rarer forms of bad breath can result from respiratory tract infections, liver malfunctions, and even kidney ailments.

If you are showing signs of halitosis, come visit Gilbert Fernandez, DDS, Inc. for treatment today. With the helpful support of Dr. Gilbert Fernandez and our wonderful team at our dentist office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we can repair your smile. To schedule an appointment, call us at 505-898-8063. Halitosis can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.