Bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by numerous circumstances, such as poor dental hygiene, tobacco use, dry mouth, infections, various throat and nose conditions, and diseases such as cancers or metabolic disorders.
Preventing bad breath
If you’re a pretty healthy person, it’s possible the quality of your breath is only dependent on your dental hygiene. Brushing twice a day, regularly flossing, and using mouthwash once a day will help keep your mouth clean of old food, bacteria, and plaque build up. If your dental hygiene is great and you don’t use tobacco products regularly, but your breath is still off, make an appointment with My Dental Dentistry & Implants today to see a dentist.
During your appointment we will examine your mouth for infections, sores, and can help if you have symptoms of dry mouth. This exam will help us identify the underlying conditions that affect your breath.