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Are you familiar with all the risk factors involved for halitosis? Halitosis is a condition in which foul odors emanate from your mouth. It is also commonly referred to as bad breath. If you are suffering from bad breath, it means that foul odors are emanating from your mouth that will not only affect you but others around you as well. For this reason alone, you should take the necessary time to make sure your oral hygiene is in check and visit our dentist for routine exams to determine the exact cause of your bad breath. Once your cause has been assessed, proper treatments can be given.

To ensure that your smile gets the necessary care, always use effective cleaning tools and treatments. This could range from soft-bristled toothbrushes, shred-resistant dental floss, nonabrasive toothpaste, therapeutic mouthwash, sugarless chewing gum, a tongue scraper or any other potential tools to help clean out your mouth and rinse away debris and bacteria. Also, make sure your mouth is producing saliva to neutralize acids that may be linked to gum disease or toothaches that can produce bad breath. If you require further help with your oral health care in regard to bad breath, visit our dentist for routine exams or professional cleanings to help keep your mouth safe.

In some severe situations, bad breath may be linked to an illness deep within your body. It could range from anything from issues with your liver and kidneys to a respiratory tract infection. In order to effectively make sure that bad breath cannot continue to occur, these underlying conditions must be treated.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about bad breath? With bad breath prevention and care from Dr. Michael Kim, you can be sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our office in Mequon, Wisconsin, our team can be reached by calling us at 262-241-5558.