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Everyone feels lonely from time to time. But, if your friends and coworkers repeatedly back away from you, you may want to think about bad breath, or halitosis. Sometimes, bad breath is the result of something you had for lunch. Maybe it was the onions, garlic or anchovies. Your bad breath may be caused by not eating. However, bad breath may also be a sign that you need to step up your oral hygiene routine. Tobacco is also a culprit when it comes to halitosis.

However, it’s also important to remember that your oral health is connected to your overall health. If you are suffering from dry mouth, that can cause bad breath. But your halitosis may also be linked to problems with your respiratory tract, sinusitis and even diabetes. If you find you are having problems with chronic bad breath, you should talk to your dentists about the problem.

If you have chronic bad breath, you don’t have to live with it. If you can’t trace it back to something you ate, or oral hygiene, you should see your dentists. If you are concerned about bad breath, or if it is time for your regular cleaning and exam, Dr. Chris Freed, Dr. Lucas Wiebe, and Dr. Laura Pranke can help. If you would like to make an appointment at Canton Dental Clinic in Canton, South Dakota, call 605-987-2721, and let’s get you started on the road to great oral health!