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Are you a victim of bad breath? Although bad breath is common, it is likely caused by bacteria in your mouth more often than smelly food you may have consumed. Oftentimes, bad breath can persist even after cleaning your mouth with mouthwash or toothpaste. This is because many diseases within our mouth and body can produce bad breath as a symptom.

One of the most common oral health disorders that causes bad breath is periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. Gum disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissue, which often causes bad breath. Other diseases that cause bad breath include respiratory tract infections, liver problems, and kidney infections and problems.

If you do not keep up on your daily oral health habits of brushing and flossing, bad breath can occur. Whenever plaque is given a chance to thrive within your mouth, the chance for bad breath increases dramatically. One of the quickest ways to eliminate bacteria and plaque buildup is with the regular use of mouthwash.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Houston smiledocs for a professional cleaning, please call our dentist office at 713.784.6855. We are located in Houston, Texas, and Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer and all of our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.