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Do you feel self-conscious about your bad breath? Do you eat a lot of breath mints and wonder why your bad breath still lingers on? If so, your bad breath could have other causes that could be serious. Luckily, Dr. John A. Johnson Jr. with Johnson Dentistry in Bryan, Texas, is here to help you determine the cause of your bad breath.

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a sign of other dental problems that could be lurking in your smile. Some causes of halitosis include cavities that have run deep or gum disease that carries bacteria seeping slowly into your gums. The best way to battle these causes includes visiting your dentist for a professional dental cleaning and keeping up with your brushing and flossing each day.

Other causes of halitosis could be the foods you eat or dry mouth, which is a side effect of some medications. Saliva is vital to your smile because it washes away bacteria and food particles in your smile. As a result, by staying hydrated with water, you can keep your mouth fresh and fight these causes of gum disease. Tobacco can also create a plethora of health problems, including bad breath. By restricting tobacco from your body, you can improve your breath and overall health.

If you still have questions about your bad breath and would like to come in for a dental checkup, please call us today at 979-774-7500 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is eager to assist you and your smile, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious anymore about your breath.