Take My (Bad) Breath Away

person with bad breathEverybody experiences morning breath. When bad breath remains even after you’ve brushed, rinsed and spit, it could be a chronic problem! If your bad breath persists, we call that Halitosis. There are many factors that could contribute to chronic bad breath.

Factors that cause Halitosis:

  • Could be related to systemic illnesses such as diabetes, kidney disease, gum disease etc.
  • A side effect of a prescription or over the counter medication such as cold meds, asthma, antidepressants, and/or anxiety meds.
  • Could be a sign of untreated gum disease, also known as periodontitis.
  • Sinus and respiratory infections.
  • Deficient hygiene and tongue cleaning.
  • Smoking.
  • Dehydration, high caffeine intake, and/or carbonated drinks.
  • Decreased saliva solution could make dentures uncomfortable and cause pain and inflammation around soft tissue.

Firstly, you may want to see your medical doctor to rule out any side effects of your medication or undiagnosed health issues. If you’re concerned about your bad breath, please call to schedule an appointment at Herald Square Dental and the Denture Center for your oral assessment and dental cleaning and we can help you take your (Bad) Breath Away!