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Bad breath, also sometimes referred to as halitosis is an unpleasant odor in one’s mouth. Sometimes, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene but it can also be caused by health issues.

Bad breath can be caused by respiratory tract infections, liver and kidney infections, gum disease, problems with your nasal passages or sinuses. Tobacco, alcohol and drug use, can also cause bad breath. Additionally, many foods and drinks can cause halitosis.

Brushing twice a day, flossing before bed, and using mouthwash can help prevent bad breath. Seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams will also keep halitosis at bay.

If you are dealing with bad breath, Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our team at Turlock Dental Care are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our office in Turlock, California, please contact us at 209-667-7889 to speak with a member of our team. It’s never too late to enhance your smile!