Bad Breath Dental
Bad Breath(Bad also known as halitosis or malodor) can be embarrassing and tough on those around you. This problem is often easy to fix.
Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors or gases that smell like sulfur or worse.
80% of bad breath comes from an oral source:
· Cavities or gum disease
· Tonsils that have trapped food particles
· Cracked fillings, and less-than-clean dentures.
Several internal medical conditions also can cause your breath to go downhill fast. Diabetes, liver disease, respiratory tract infections, and chronic bronchitis. Acid reflux, postnasal drip, and other causes of Chronic-dry mouth (Xerostomia).
Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix.
Good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist, and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors (such as some medications, diets, and foods) that could make your breath less than pleasant.