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Wearing a mask during the pandemic means we are acutely aware of how our breath smells. Our dental team at Mirage Dental Associates is always ready to help you receive the quality dental care your smile deserves and keep your smile healthy and strong all year round. If you are currently suffering from bad breath or halitosis, we urge you not to ignore it. Bad breath can be caused by a variety of factors, including the following:

-Poor dental hygiene: Don’t skip your daily brushing and flossing routine!

-Gum disease: Periodontal disease often arises when patients skip their scheduled dental cleanings, where we get rid of hardened plaque (tartar/calculus)

-Following a low-carb diet: Ketosis causes bad breath from the ketones in your mouth.

-Smoking: There’s never been a better time than NOW to quit smoking or using tobacco products.

-Dry mouth: Insufficient saliva production can be caused by dry mouth, so be sure to drink plenty of water daily to stay hydrated!

Alcohol consumption: If you want your breath to smell better, avoid or limit drinking alcohol which dehydrates the mouth and feeds oral bacteria.

As you and your family continue wearing masks to protect yourself and others, there’s no better time to make sure your breath is healthy and pleasant. We invite you to call or visit us today to make an appointment with our caring dentist, Dr. Michael Moroni, and learn how you can keep your smile healthy and your breath fresh in Castle Rock, Colorado!

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