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Did you know that bad breath, also called halitosis, is extremely common? It often has many causes, not just those manifested only as the result of the foods we eat. If your oral health routine in neglected, bacteria has a greater chance to thrive in your mouth. Bad breath results in nasty odors from your mouth emanating from this bacterium.

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

Sometimes, bad breath cannot be easily treated as it is a result of a larger ailment within the body. This includes teeth that may be rotting or are infected. Other disorders that can lead to bad breath include kidney infections, liver problems, and many respiratory tract infections. Always visit your dentist for a full diagnosis and oral examination if your bad breath persists.

No matter the needs you require from your oral health, our team at Ravago Dental can help. Dr. Melissa Ravago and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which procedure is best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, call us at 505.292.6414 . Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a better smile today!