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Are you self-conscious about your social interaction because you struggle with bad breath? Unpleasant breath is very common, but it can put a downer on the plans you have for the holiday season. As it turns out, bad breath (also known as halitosis) can often be easily reversed depending on the condition causing it, and Dr. [dcotor_name] and our team are highly experienced in helping patients diagnose and treat their bad breath.

Our dentist will begin with a thorough examination of your mouth to determine what is causing your bad breath. First, we will look into reducing the bacteria in your mouth, searching for bad breath culprits such as plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), fillings on your teeth that are leaking, the potential presence of dry mouth, a dental infection, gum disease, or an abscessed tooth.

Depending on the factor that’s causing your bad breath, we can recommend a variety of treatments, including deep cleanings, artificial saliva to treat dry mouth or root canal therapy. Along with thorough brushing and flossing every day, you may want to try an antimicrobial mouthwash. Increasing your water intake and chewing gum without sugar can also boost the production of healthy saliva.

Before the holidays, take time to refresh your breath by visiting Kingsport Dentistry for a dental exam by our dentist and team. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you’re proud to show in your holiday photos. Learn more about treating bad breath in Kingsport, Tennessee, so that you can enjoy the season with your loved ones.