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Many people feel nervous about first impressions and having bad breath can only make it worse. At times, bad breath can seem stubborn and persistent, which makes it hard to control. That is why, Drs. Barfield with Jolly Family Dentistry in Little Rock, AR, are here to assist you with advice on how to find the cause of your bad breath.

Your smile sign gives you warning signs when something is amiss such as bad breath, which is also known as halitosis. Some causes include cavities that have run deep or gum disease that is caused bacteria seeping into your gums. The top way to combat these causes includes visiting your dentists for an expert dental cleaning and keeping up with your brushing and flossing each day.

Other causes of bad breath could be the foods you eat or other health conditions such as dry mouth. Dry mouth is dangerous to your oral health because of the reduction of saliva. Saliva is indispensable to your smile because it washes away bacteria and food particles in your mouth. As a result, staying hydrated with water can keep your mouth fresh and fight off gum disease. Tobacco can also create a storm of health problems including halitosis. By limiting tobacco, you can save your body and smile from many serious problems like cancer.

If you wish to find out the reason for your bad breath, then call our office today at 501.228.6360 to set up an appointment with a member of our friendly staff. Our dental team takes pride in the high-quality of care we offer, and we will strive to help you with your oral health in any way we can.