Bad Breath associated with Poor Dental Health
- Foods that have strong odors such as onions and garlic will leave a smell until they pass through the body fully. Mouthwash, Flossing and brushing will only temporarily mask the odor.
- Halitosis could be a sign of gum disease, dry mouth, chronic acid reflux, tooth decay, diabetes, and respiratory problems such as pneumonia.
- Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, drinking lots of water and quitting smoking are ways to prevent bad breath.
If your dentist finds that there is no dental disease that could be causing your breath to smell, you may be referred to your family doctor or to a specialist to determine the odor source and a treatment plan.
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