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Treating bad breath often comes down to making sure you’re taking care of your smile as best as possible. This includes keeping your mouth clean and keeping your body healthy. Bad breath has numerous causes that can lead to the foul odors, including ailments within your mouth, your body, and infections that may arise in your teeth or gums.

In order to make sure your smile is functioning as needed, always avoid products that can easily damage your teeth and gums. However, some products that are necessary for consumption including foods you eat may produce bad breath, so it’s important to clean after eating them. Then clean your mouth by using mouthwash, brushing, or flossing.

Never be afraid to assess your oral health to determine if an underlying condition is responsible for your bad breath. In many cases, gum disease and toothaches can give rise to other similar infections in your mouth and can directly contribute to bad breath. Furthermore, unhealthy habits that are part of your daily life such as smoking and tobacco both cause bad breath.

If you ever find yourself suffering from bad breath and it continues even after treatments are given, it may be linked to an oral health condition that you are not aware of, or even in underlying conditions deep within the body. This can include kidney malfunctions, respiratory tract infections, and liver issues.

When the going gets tough, the tough get halitosis prevention. Your smile depends on halitosis prevention if you truly want to climb to the top of the oral health care ladder. If you want to experience the joys of halitosis prevention at Daniel Richards, DMD, simply call Dr. Daniel Richards and our team at (205) 823-6300 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. We hope to treat your smile soon! We wish you a happy holidays and a joyous new year!