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Why do I have bad breath?

bad breath in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalBad breath can certainly disrupt your daily life and cause you to feel self-conscious when speaking to others. The best way to find out what is happening with your oral health is to book an appointment with your Albuquerque dentist to get to the bottom of the matter.

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we help patients achieve excellent oral health and fresh breath with a comprehensive dental hygiene plan. In the meantime, here are a few common causes of bad breath, also known as halitosis.

#1 Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Gum disease is the most common cause of bad breath. Bacteria reproduce creating a foul odor. By cleaning tartar and sticky plaque from the surfaces of the teeth, healing can begin. Our hygienists are experienced, gentle, and will organize a personal treatment plan just for you.

#2 Dehydration

Not drinking enough water can reduce saliva production. Saliva is the mouth’s natural cleaning mechanism. Be sure to sip water frequently throughout the day and drink plenty first thing in the morning. Your body might become dehydrated during sleep.

#3 Gastrointestinal Issues

Digestive issues can cause bad breath. By ruling out any oral conditions, we can help you discover if a trip to your medical practitioner could benefit you.

For more information about bad breath from a top Northeast Heights dentist, contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher. 

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