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Are you frequently suffering from bad breath? Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an oral health condition in which foul odors arise from your mouth. If you frequently suffer from bad breath, it may be due to an underlying condition or ailment within your mouth or even from an ailment deeper within your body. Visit your dentist to determine the cause of your bad breath.

One effective treatment you can use to help eliminate bad breath is through mouthwash. Numerous studies have shown that mouthwash can help eradicate bad breath that arises due to odors from your mouth. If you have poor oral hygiene and have excessive plaque buildup and food residue in your mouth, once these particles are washed away, bad breath should dissipate.

However, if your bad breath is caused by underlying ailments such as gum disease, it is important to first treat the gum disease before the bad breath will go away. Furthermore, deep issues within your body including liver and kidney malfunctions can contribute to bad breath. Respiratory tract infections have also been shown to increase the risk of bad breath.

For effective bad breath oral health care treatments, visit Dr. Michael Kim and our team at Michael Kim, DDS. We will care for your smile with optimum oral health care treatments designed to restore your smile to its peak levels. To book an oral exam, routine checkup, or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Mequon, Wisconsin, please contact us at 262-241-5558.