Top 5 Causes of Bad Breath

Top 5 Causes of Bad Breath

When you’re have a bad day in the fresh breath department, what can you do about it?

Kingwood Dentistry’s all-star team of dental experts are on your case. Bad breath (halitosis) tends to have causes that are rooted deep in other body systems. In fact, a foul smell on your breath could indicate some serious problems.

1. Obstructed Breathing

When your nasal passages are blocked by allergies, a cold, or an infection, you’ll probably breathe out of your mouth a lot more. This causes your mouth to dry out and spreads some unusual smells.

2. Digestive Problems

Issues like acid reflux and indigestion can cause some unpleasant tastes in your mouth. These tastes also translate into odor that can make your discomfort known to others in the room.

3. Dietary Choices

Some foods tenaciously leave their mark on your breath for hours after you’ve eaten. If you want to keep your breath sweet for a special occasion, then avoid items like these:

  • Coffee
  • Tuna
  • Garlic
  • Onions

4. Dry Mouth

Do you struggle with a dry mouth as a side-effect of a medication? A saliva shortage is often responsible for a odorous buildup of debris in your mouth.

5. Oral Infections

Did you know that cavities and inflamed gums could be causing your bad breath? Such infections give off some sort of odor. Whether your hygiene routine needs a boost or you have a serious infection, a visit to our dentist is in order.

Is halitosis having a negative impact on your life?

Contact Kingwood Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We’ll help you get to the heart of the matter in no time!

Posted on behalf of Dentistry of Kingwood