Odoriferous foods can often leave unpleasant odors in your mouth which can cause acute bad breath. In most of these instances brushing and flossing your teeth can help remove any lingering food particles. A vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash can then freshen your breath.
Chronic bad breath, which is sometimes referred to as halitosis can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious or undetected oral health problem. In some of these cases it can be a direct sign of untreated gum disease and oral cancer. It’s also worth noting that chronic bad breath can be associated with certain medical conditions.
If you have been struggling with chronic bad breath and you are unsure of the underlying cause, you should schedule an appointment with doctor like Dr. Maureen Toal. After a comprehensive examination, which may include updating your medical history she may be able to provide you with a diagnosis and help you understand your possible treatment measures.
A problem with a chronic dry mouth can leave excess bacterial deposits in the mouth, which can easily contribute to chronic bad breath. Some dry mouth issues are an associated side effect of a new medication. However, dehydration issues and tobacco use can also be a contributing factor.
Some medical conditions that affect the kidneys or liver that can also cause chronic bad breath as symptoms. A patient with blood sugar issues, such as diabetes, might also have a mild sweet odor to their breath.
If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you have been struggling to identify the source of your chronic bad breath, we invite you to call 602.485.0505 to schedule an appointment at Center For Dental Rehabilitation.