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Are you self-conscious about your breath because it isn’t appealing? If so, you are not alone. Less than stellar breath is quite common but it can be unnerving during the socializing brought on by the holiday season. The good news is, bad breath, or halitosis, can be easily remedied depending on the cause of your condition. Fortunately, Dr. Chad Latino and our team in Waco, Texas is skilled at helping our patients resolve oral issues.

To find out the cause of your bad breath, our dentist will begin by thoroughly examining your mouth. The first line of defense is reducing the bacteria in your mouth. Some factors we will look for include plaque and tartar (which is hardened plaque), any fillings in your mouth that may be leaking, whether or not you have dry mouth, or an infection, an abscess, or gum disease.

Depending on the cause of your bad breath, we may recommend deep cleanings, a root canal or artificial saliva (in the case of dry mouth). In addition to your vigilant brushing and flossing, you may be prescribed an antimicrobial mouthwash. You can also boost healthy saliva production by increasing your water intake and chewing sugar-free gum.

This holiday season, refresh your breath by getting the help you need to have a confident smile once again. Our dedicated team in Waco, Texas, is happy to help with the right treatment options for your needs. Please call 254-776-6241 today and let Dr. Chad Latino restore your healthy smile!