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Halitosis, also known as “bad breath,” can be caused by more than smelly foods. In many cases, halitosis and bad breath are a sign of a deeper issue, such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Depending on how often you brush and floss, halitosis may have a higher likelihood of developing. Because plaque and food debris can build up in your mouth, brushing and flossing often are crucial to healthy teeth and gums, as well as fresh breath. When a lack of brushing and flossing leads to gum disease, decaying tissues in your mouth can create bad breath.

Another cause of bad breath can be medications; many medications are known to have the side effect of bad breath. If you are suffering from smelly breath, please talk to your dentist to find out what the root of the problem really is.

At Gluckstadt Family Dentistry, we do all we can to help our patients freshen their breath. Please come visit our office in Madison, Mississippi, at your earliest convenience so we can improve your oral health. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Hauptman and our team by calling us at 601-790-9245 now.