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Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a common oral health disorder often characterized by foul odors springing from your mouth often due to bacteria. Although not all bad breath is caused by your mouth, it is still often the chief cause. Bad breath can arise in people of all ages. But there are ways of treating it.

Bad breath can usually be treated with daily oral health habits such as brushing and flossing. You should brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily to help battle the effects of bad breath. Another amazing cleaning tool that can help is mouthwash, but mouthwash should never be used as a replacement for brushing or flossing.

Occasionally, bad breath cannot be easily treated as it is a result of a larger issue within the body. This includes bad breath caused by teeth that may be decaying or are infected. Other ailments that can lead to bad breath include kidney infections, liver problems, and many respiratory tract infections. Make sure to schedule a visit with your dentist for a full diagnosis and oral examination if your bad breath persists.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible halitosis treatments with Dr. Joseph N. Falco and our team at Pennyrile Family Dentistry, please call 270-632-6404 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. We are here to help you get the perfect smile of your dreams!