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Do you feel you have bad breath that doesn’t go away? If so, you are not alone. Bad breath can feel embarrassing, which is why our team here at Ramsay Orthodontics in Austin, Texas, is happy to give you advice on the causes of your bad breath, so you can treat it properly.

There are several things that can cause bad breath, which is also known as halitosis. Foods, drinks, and spices all can create a smelly aroma in your mouth that can cause bad breath. Other causes include a lack of brushing and flossing each day. This is because plaque and food particles can settle on the teeth causing bacteria to seep into your gums leading to gum disease.

Gum disease is a major cause of persistent bad breath. This condition is serious and needs to be reversed as soon as possible. Gum disease can cause tooth loss, gums to pull away from teeth, and even bone loss. That is why it is always a great idea to visit your orthodontist, Dr. Stephan Ramsay, so you can discover the true cause of your bad breath.

If you need help with your bad breath, or would like to come in for an appointment, please call 512-346-1384 today. Our friendly and dedicated staff is happy to address your bad breath and any of your oral health care needs.