Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Nothing ruins a good first impression more quickly than bad breath. Oftentimes you don’t even realize that you have a problem until someone tells you. More than just an embarrassment, bad breath can signify an underlying dental condition. Most people think that using a mouthwash will solve their issue. Generally speaking, a mouthwash will only freshen your breath for a very short time. Mouth rinses containing alcohol may actually make your breath worse, because they dry out your mouth. In the majority of cases, bad breath is caused by the presence of bacteria on the teeth, tongue, and soft tissues of the mouth, throat, and sinuses. Proper dental home care including regular brushing and flossing will usually help remedy the problem. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, it could be an indication of gum disease.

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