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Halitosis is the clinical name for a problem almost everyone faces from time to time: bad breath. Your bad breath may stem from your morning coffee, smoking, alcohol use, or something you ate earlier in the day. But more often than not, the root of bad breath is poor oral hygiene.

It isn’t a pleasant bit of trivia, but the truth is that your mouth is home to millions of bacteria. No, it isn’t just you. Everyone’s mouth harbors bacteria. If you don’t brush twice a day and floss once a day, those bacteria and leftover food particles will start to stink after a very short time. If that is the problem for you, our dentist, Dr. Abbas Nejad may recommend some lifestyle changes, and upping your oral hygiene game.

But halitosis can be caused by more than just your anchovy pizza or forgetting to brush now and then. For example, if you have started a diet and are not eating as much as you have been, bad breath can be the result. In some cases, your dentist may need to address problems with tooth decay, gum disease or mouth sores. In other cases, he may need to talk to your primary care physician about underlying problems, such as diabetes, infections of the respiratory tract or kidneys, or reflux.

If you are struggling with bad breath in Phoenix, Arizona then it is time you visited Abbas Nejad DDS for some solutions. You can call 623-872-8686 today to schedule your appointment.