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Restoring your smile includes making sure you take the time to fix any issues associated with halitosis. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a condition that is characterized by foul odors chronically emanating from your mouth. If you constantly find yourself struggling with bad breath, visit our dentist to determine what is causing it.

In order to help eliminate bad breath, it is first important to make sure that you are treating any potential causes inside of your mouth. Is some cases, chronic bad breath is linked to a buildup of plaque and bacteria. However, your bad breath could also be linked to a completely different condition within your body, such as a respiratory tract infection or kidney malfunction, or even issues associated with your liver. To eliminate bad breath, these issues will first need to be treated.

If an abundance of bacteria is causing your bad breath, you will need to make sure that you clean your mouth with a therapeutic mouthwash. Cosmetic mouthwash only masks bad breath and does not take care of the bacteria responsible for it. Other oral health care cleaning routines that can help keep your smile clean include brushing and flossing daily, as well as preventing a dry mouth.

If you would like to learn more about halitosis treatment, book a visit at the dental office Melissa Maus & Associates by contacting us at 415-781-0819. Dr. Melissa Maus, Dr. Monica Tong, and our entire team look forward to your visit to our dental practice in San Francisco, California.