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Do you have bad breath? If you aren’t sure, floss your teeth. If your floss stinks, chances are that your breath does, too. It’s perfectly normal to have bad breath or halitosis from time to time. It can be caused by your diet, or by tobacco use and by alcohol or coffee. It can also be caused by not eating while you are on a diet. You can develop halitosis as a side effect of a respiratory or sinus problem, as well as kidney disease and diabetes.

However, the most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. If you do not brush twice a day for two minutes at a time, floss once a day and see our dentist, Dr. Lien Ngo for your routine cleanings and exams, bacteria and food debris can accumulate in your mouth. Those issues can cause halitosis and can lead to gum disease, mouth sores, and tooth decay. The dentist can diagnose and address those problems and give you tips for stepping up your dental care.

If you are suffering from bad breath in West Sacramento, California and you just can’t seem to get rid of it, then it’s time to come see us. You can make an appointment at Dentistry Today to deal with your halitosis, and have a cleaning and exam as well. Just call 916-372-7022 today we’ll take it from there!