Acute bad breath can often be the result of consuming pungent foods and beverages. In most of these cases brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash will often clear up the problems.
Chronic bad breath condition can sometimes be a more significant problem. In some of these cases, it could be a symptom of a more significant oral health issue.
Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth can flourish saturating your and mouth with unappealing odors. Increased consistencies with brushing and flossing can often help. This could include brushing your tongue twice each day during your oral hygiene routine.
Chronic bad breath can also be a symptom of a chronic dry mouth problem. It could be a side effect from a new medication, and chronic dehydration, as well as regular tobacco and alcohol use.
Even occasional tobacco use can also cause significant bad breath issues. The presence of tar and other chemicals in the mouth can permeate oral tissues for a long time afterward.
It’s also important to note that certain medical conditions that could be the underlying cause of chronic bad breath. This might include certain kidney or liver conditions. People with diabetes frequently have bad breath with a slightly sweet odor.
If you live in the Anderson, South Carolina, area and you’re struggling with chronic bad breath, you should call 864-642-4630 to seek diagnosis with Dr. Robert Berkowitz at Trinity Dental Center.