Anna Witanto, D.D.S. -- Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Facts

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Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Caused by bacteria from the food particles and other debris in your mouth combined with poor oral hygiene. Food debris produces the sulfur compound that causes the unpleasant odor.

May also occur in people who have gum disease, medical problems such as diabetes, kidney failure, dry mouth, liver malfunction, stress, age & hormonal change.

To control :

  • good oral hygiene,
  • clean your tongue with toothbrush or tongue scraper,
  • chew sugar-free gum.

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