Understanding the Causes of Bad Breath

Categories: Dental, Oral Hygiene

It’s Not Always what You Eat!

There is no doubt that eating foods laden with onions and garlic will give off a distinct air of bad breath. These food items, regardless of flossing, brushing your teeth or mouth wash, will continue to exude bad breath until they have been digested, leave the bloodstream and leave the body. However, if these foods are avoided and bad breath continues to be a consistent problem, this could be a sign of more serious health issues.

Health Issues Associated with Bad Breath

Constant bad breath accompanied by a bad taste in your mouth may indicate gum disease, dry mouth syndrome, diabetes, chronic post nasal drip, chronic bronchitis and liver or kidney problems. These are health problems you can take action to treat.

If you are not flossing daily, you may have a buildup of plaque causing bacteria that infects the gums and jaw. This disease, if not treated promptly and correctly, will lead to receding gums, loosening of teeth and the introduction of dangerous bacteria to the bloodstream, infecting other parts of the body.

Bad breath can also be caused by ill-fitting dental appliances like adhesive dentures which can cause yeast infections in the mouth.

How to Address Issues of Bad Breath

If you feel your bad breath is not food related, it is best to set up an appointment with your dental professional for a complete and thorough exam and consultation.

Top New Jersey dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, is equipped with the latest technology to accurately diagnose the causes of bad breath and to suggest the necessary treatments to alleviate this health risk problem.

Dr. Rotem understands that patients are hesitant to discuss the problem of bad breath but reminds you that this is a health problem that must be addressed. There is no reason to feel embarrassed or shy in bringing the problem of bad breath to the attention of your dental care provider.

Give your oral and overall health the attention it deserves and talk with Dr. Ron Rotem, a caring and knowledgeable professional, to understand the causes of bad breath in your personal situation.

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