5 Causes of Bad Breath

5 Causes of Bad Breath

Do you suffer from having bad breath? If so, you are not alone. Many people suffer from bad breath no matter how much mouthwash or brushing they try. However, they are many causes to bad breath. Here are five common causes to having bad breath:

1.Dry Mouth: Having a dry mouth occurs when your saliva decreases. Saliva helps clear away bacteria and food particles. When there is a lack of salvia in your mouth, food particles and bacteria stay in your mouth longer.
2.Smoking and tobacco: Tobacco is not only bad for your oral health, but your overall health as well. Tobacco irritates gum tissue and adds to bad breath. Tobacco also irritates your gums and increases your risk to gum disease.
3.Food: What you eat affects your breath as well. For example, garlic and onions can give you bad breath.
4.Gum Disease: Gum disease causes bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth which is caused by too much plaque on your teeth. This will cause bacteria to go into your gums and give you bad breath.
5.Medical conditions: There are some diseases that relate to having bad breath. Some of these include diabetes, sinus infections, lung infections and even kidney or liver problems.

If you suffer from bad breath, talk to your dentist. Your dentist can help identify the cause of your bad breath or any other oral health concerns you may have. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us guide you to positive oral health this festive season.

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