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Have you been experiencing dragon breath? Bad breath can be a real damper on your social life. If you are at a loss as to how what is causing your bad breath, never fear! Our dentist and team are excited to go over some of the common causes of bad breath with you.

Food
Certain strong foods, like onions, garlic and strong cheeses, can cause bad breath. When these foods digest, they enter the bloodstream and are carried into the lungs. There, they can affect your breath.

Tobacco
Smoking and using other tobacco products can cause a lingering odor in the mouth. Those who use tobacco products can also develop gum disease, which is another source of bad breath.

Dry Mouth
Saliva is your mouth’s natural cleaner. It removes food particles that can cause bad breath. If your mouth does not produce enough saliva, a condition that is known as dry mouth, bad breath can be the result.

Mouth, Nose or Throat Conditions
Infections in the mouth, like gum disease and mouth sores, can cause bad breath. Bad breath can also be caused by mouth, nose and throat conditions like inflammation in these areas.

Medications
Some medications can cause dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath.

We welcome you to contact Trinity Dental Center today to learn more about bad breath and to schedule a visit with Dr. Robert Berkowitz, our dentist in Anderson, South Carolina.