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Bad breath is something we have all experienced. However, persistent bad breath may be hard to cure if you do not know the causes. There are many things that can cause bad breath. However, the best way to find relief is though your dentist. Your dentist can discover the cause and begin the best form of treatment.

However, here are some common causes to having persistent bad breath:

1. Food: What you eat affects your breath as well. For example, garlic and onions can give you bad breath.
2. Gum Disease: Gum disease causes bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth which is caused by too much plaque on your teeth. This will cause bacteria to go into your gums and give you bad breath.
3. Dry Mouth: Having a dry mouth occurs when your saliva decreases. Saliva helps clear away bacteria and food particles. When there is a lack of salvia in your mouth, food particles and bacteria stay in your mouth longer.
4. Smoking and tobacco: Tobacco is not only bad for your oral health, but your overall health as well. Tobacco irritates gum tissue and adds to bad breath. Tobacco also irritates your gums and increases your risk to gum disease.

If you suffer from persistent bad breath, please contact your dentist. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.