Why do I Always have Bad Breath?
- Do I neglect to brush and floss as recommended?
- Do I frequently have a dry mouth?
- Am I overdue for a dental checkup or medical exam?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a doctors attention.
Causes of Bad Breath
- Gum Disease—gum disease and plaque buildup are very common causes of persistent bad breath. Poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, and genetics can all contribute to these conditions.
- Dehydration—Inadequate water intake, breathing through your mouth, certain medications, and living in a dry climate can all cause dry mouth, which can often result in bad breath.
- Other Health—issues Acid reflux, infections in the oral cavity, and inflammation of the ear canals, sinuses, and throat can lead to chronic bad breath. Some cancers can also result in a foul mouth odor.