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When you are ready to look for advanced ways to improve your oral health care, the first thing you would need to do is set up effective preventive treatment plans for common problems. One of those problems is halitosis, better known as bad breath. If you are suffering from bad breath, it may mean more than just foul odors emanating from your mouth. It could be a symptom of a deeper underlying condition.

There are several factors in your diet that can be the cause of bad breath. Not only can foods and drinks cause bad breath, they can contribute to dental problems that may also cause halitosis. If you’re constantly consuming unhealthy foods and not cleaning your mouth effectively, plaque buildup can occur. Plaque is a thin layer of film on your teeth and gums consisting of bacteria and food debris. Over time, plaque buildup can infect your gums and chew through your tooth enamel, creating gum disease and tooth decay and yes, bad breath.

Aside from making sure your mouth is clean, be sure to clean things such as your toothbrush or tongue scraper. Also, if you have dentures, make sure they’re cleaned every day, since they may contain bacteria that could potentially give rise to bad breath. In addition, avoid unhealthy habits in your lifestyle such as chewing or smoking tobacco, which are known factors in causing bad breath.

Do you want to learn more about halitosis treatment and prevention plans? If so, please call 480-558-7500 to schedule an appointment with Dentists 'R Us at our office in Gilbert, Arizona, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. Ali Nia and our expert team want to get you started on the road to a brighter, whiter smile!