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Have you ever suffered from bad breath before, or knew somebody who had bad breath? If so, you are well aware of the debilitating factors it produces and how stressful it can be on your life. Bad breath can affect all aspects of your life, including your social life and work life. Fortunately, it is treatable if you know what the root causes of it are.

Although bad breath is often the result of foul odors emanating from your mouth due to bacterial buildup, this is not always the case. In some instances, bad breath may arise due to underlying health conditions deep within your body. This includes ailments such as liver and kidney problems, as well as respiratory tract infections that may be occurring. Treating these symptoms first is essential in order to eradicate the bad breath that it causes.

If your bad breath does emanate from your mouth, it is important to determine if it is caused by plaque buildup or something more severe, such as gum disease. If plaque buildup is its cause, common treatments such as mouthwash can be used to eradicate the condition. However, if it’s caused by gum disease, you must first treat the gum disease to fully eradicate bad breath symptoms from your mouth.

To schedule an oral exam for a complete oral examination at William G. Kaylakie DMD, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Austin, Texas, with Dr. William G. Kaylakie and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 512-831-5887. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season!