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Causes and Solutions of Bad Breath

We’ve all been there: going about our days only to realize our breath isn’t the best. As soon as you have this realization, chances are high that you’re grabbing that piece of gum in your bag. Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis, is an unavoidable part of life that can cause insecurities and can have a direct impact on your self-confidence.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Our family dentist near Bloomingdale has compiled some common causes of bad breath:
-Bacteria from food particles breaking down in your mouth can result in bad breath
-Certain foods such as garlic, onions, and spices
-Poor dental hygiene
-Tobacco products
-Dry mouth
-Chronic inflammation in the nose and throat
-Some cancers and metabolic disorders
Common Causes of Bad Breath

To combat bad breath, try the following solutions.

Periodic Dental Visits

The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist at least once every 6 months. Doing so can cut down on how much bacteria you have in your mouth, reducing the risk of bad breath. Our professional and experienced staff will make recommendations to improve your breath based on how your checkup goes.


To keep bacteria and plaque to a minimum, we recommend flossing once a day. Doing so can reach bacteria that have nestled between your teeth and is difficult to reach with a regular toothbrush. This fast and easy habit can go a long way in keeping your mouth healthy.


Waterlase is an example of our dental technology that can make you feel more comfortable than you’d ever imagine! Through the use of air, water, and laser energy, Waterlase safely and efficiently remove built-up plaque and bacteria in your mouth. It is virtually painless and can be used for a variety of other dental procedures.

We’re Looking Forward to Your Next Visit

If you’re suffering from chronic bad breath, our team of passionate dentists and hygienists will provide you with specific recommendations upon your next visit. Book your next appointment with us today by calling any one of our three offices.

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