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May 14, 2020

How do I get rid of bad breath? Ask a Dentist.

Q: I brush and floss every day but still get bad breath. How do I get rid of it?A: The good news is, temporary bad breath can usually be cured with a stick of gum, some parsley or lemon juice.The bad news is, there are a number of causes for bad breath. Luckily, we can help you find the source.Bad breath can be caused by the foods you eat, your oral health habits, or by a deeper issue such as gum disease.Other diseases and illnesses which can cause bad breath include pneumonia, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.Most often, bad breath can be managed by regular visits to our office so our dentists can clean your teeth, monitor any contributing factors, and show you proper techniques for brushing and flossing. Visit us today to help you determine the cause and we’ll be able to offer you the appropriate solution.