There are many causes for bad breath. Some of these include:
-Food remaining in the mouth
-Periodontal (gum) disease
-Dry mouth (xerostomia)
-Health problems such as; respiratory tract infection, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment.
Daily brushing and flossing is a good first step to treat your bad breath. If you have constant bad breath even after brushing and flossing, make a list of the foods you eat and any medications you take If the odour is due to gum disease, your dentist can either treat the disease or refer you to a periodontist, a specialist in treating gum tissues.
Call the dental team at Summerlyn Dental Care if you're concerned about bad breath. Our dentists help identify the cause and, if it's due to an oral condition, develop a treatment plan to help eliminate it. For more infromation contact us in Bradford, Ontario today.