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Are you familiar with bad breath and everything it entails? Although we often think of bad breath as simply the result of foods that we are eating, the truth is that most breath-offending foods including garlic and onions, only produce bad breath odors and are not the result of bacterial infections. If bacteria in your mouth is allowed to collect, it can slowly produce foul odors. Diseases such as gum disease and toothaches can often produce bad breath and alert you to its presence. However, bad breath can also be caused by several other symptoms that are more difficult to diagnose.

If you have problems deep within your body including liver or kidney malfunctions, they can often produce bad breath as a side effect. Similarly, respiratory tract infections or any issues associated with problems with your throat and airways can lead to bad breath. Other common causes of bad breath include dry mouth as a result of medications you are taking, smoking or chewing tobacco, an unclean tongue or poor oral hygiene tactics. To ensure bad breath is properly eliminated, the underlying cause must first be treated.

For additional assistance with bad breath, the office of Annette Bak Moranda, DDS is here to enhance your smile. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see Dr. Annette Moranda and our team at our dental office in Rancho Mirage, California, please call us at 760-321-8003.