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Halitosis is a condition for bad breath. When bacteria hides in your smile, it can cause many bad orders to come from your teeth. Thousands of people struggle against the fight of bad breath. That is why, our office here at Crossroads Dental wants to give you the information you need to know the causes of bad breath, and how to treat it.

There are many different reasons that cause bad breath. Some of these reasons include:

· Certain foods
· Lack of brushing
· Lack of flossing
· Lack of mouthwash
· Some medications
· Poor cleaning techniques for braces or dentures
· Smoking and tobacco use

No matter what it is that causes your bad breath, you can help yourself by brushing for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. Another important step to remember is to floss daily. Flossing will keep the bacteria from between your teeth and along your gum line. This will help keep your breath clean and fresh. Mouthwash can be another useful tool and aspect when it comes to killing other bacteria lurking in your smile.

However, the best treatment would be to come visit your dentist. This is a great opportunity for your dentist to discover the underlying cause of your bad breath and reverse the condition.

Bad breath can be both embarrassing and detrimental to your oral health. That is why here at Crossroads Dental, we strive to provide you with the best possible care and treatment for your smile.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral care, please do not hesitate to call 319.291.3908 and schedule an appointment. We are always happy to help you in any way we can. So, call us today and let us lead your smile back to positive oral health.