WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH?

The causes of bad breath can usually be listed under the following categories: Diet, Oral Care, and Health Problems. Regardless of the cause of your own bad breath, there are ways you can prevent and treat it properly.

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Foods May Cause Bad Breath

Similar to tooth decay, what you eat and how it's broken down in your mouth has a direct effect on your health and breath. Food is digested and absorbed into your bloodstream, eventually carried into your lungs and therefore given off in your breath.

Poor Dental Hygiene Leads To Halitosis

If you don't brush and floss daily, food particles remain in your mouth and on your teeth. This not only puts you at risk for potential tooth decay and cavities, but it directly affects your breath. Bacterial growth around your gums and on your tongue can also cause bad breath. Smoking and chewing tobacco can also cause bad breath in addition to staining your teeth and irritating your gums.

Oral Health And Bad Breath (Halitosis)

When bad breath goes from being an occasional annoyance to a more persistent problem, it is possible a health problem may be to blame for your breath. Gum disease, dry mouth, yeast infections, respiratory tract infections, diabetes, acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems also cause bad breath. Talk to your dentist if you think you might suffer from a medical condition that is causing persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.

What Can I Do For My Bad Breath?

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