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Nobody ever said treating bad breath would be easy. This is because of bad breath, also known as halitosis, has numerous causes and numerous treatment methods in order to eradicate it completely. Depending on the cause of your bad breath, which may be due to an ailment within your mouth, or even an underlying issue with your body, you need to make sure you’re using the proper treatment methods to eradicate the conditions.

Because of the fact numerous foods and drinks can often lead to bad breath, it is important to make sure you’re always cleaning your mouth out. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day as well. However, bad breath can also be the product of medications you’re taking as is it a known side effect.

To keep your mouth safe, it is important to understand the causes of bad breath. If you have underlying conditions such as gum disease or toothaches, bad breath may result. Furthermore, any unhealthy lifestyle habits including smoking or chewing tobacco can contribute directly to stain teeth and bad breath.

Treating bad breath often includes treating ailments that cause it. In some cases, it may require more than an oral health care treatment in order to eradicate the condition. This is especially true if your bad breath is coming from problems emanating deeper than your body due to respiratory tract infections, as well as kidney and liver issues or ailments.

Your first step to the perfect smile you’ve always wanted begins with halitosis prevention. To learn more about halitosis prevention to enhance and improve your oral health, contact Jacqueline S. Reid DDS at 973.635.9456. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid and our team at our dentist office in Chatham, New Jersey so you can drop by. We hope to see you soon!