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Have you ever had bad breath? If you have, there are a number of things you can do to cover your bad breath. You could use mouthwash or chewing gum. However, do you know what you would do if your bad breath returns regularly? In reality, recurring bad breath could be caused by a number of serious problems.

One common reason for bad breath is dry mouth. Sadly, this condition can be caused by a number of problems, including smoking and certain medications. This is a serious issue because saliva can protect your teeth. It can also carry food particles away from your teeth. Individuals who have dry mouth won’t produce enough saliva to enjoy these benefits. If you have dry mouth, we recommend visiting our dentist as soon as possible and staying hydrated.

Bacteria in your mouth could also be the cause of your bad breath. In other words, if you have tooth decay or gum disease, you’ll be more likely to also have bad breath. This can be a serious issue, especially because gum disease and tooth decay can be difficult to recognize. Our team is trained to recognize and address these issues, which is one reason we recommend scheduling regular appointments with us.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can deal with bad breath in Flossmoor, Illinois, we invite you to give Southland Smiles a call at 708-794-4253. Our dentist, Dr. Richard Mantoan, and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and help you discover the cause of your bad breath. We look forward to receiving your call soon.