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Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, can have a demonstrative effect on your social life. Even if you keep your teeth clean, bad breath can be present. Ordinary activities including talking to others can be severely hindered due to bad breath and lead to severely low self-esteem and depression. Stay away from the dreaded curse of halitosis by understanding its causes.

A dangerous, yet common disease known as periodontal disease, also called gum disease, could be at fault for a person’s bad breath. Because of the condition, it can be very hard to treat bad breath without first treating the underlying causes. Other causes of bad breath include plaque buildup, respiratory tract infections, bad oral hygiene, kidney issues, and liver failures.

If you want to treat bad breath, try using a strong mouthwash. Most types of mouthwash can improve your breath and your smile by eradicating the bacteria causing it. In other cases, if you have dentures, it may be that the dentures were not properly cleaned before they were reinserted into your mouth and can contribute to bad breath.

Keeping your teeth clean ensures bad breath will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at Foster Dental with Dr. Anthony Foster and our team at our dentist office in Brooklyn, New York, simply give us a call at 718-673-8060. Your smile is our business!