What is Bad Breath?
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be the result of poor dental hygiene, but it can also be the signal of a deeper medical issue. This occurs from the point food begins being broken down by your saliva until the food is completely out of your system.
What Causes Bad Breath?
It can be caused by poor dental hygiene, not brushing and flossing daily so that food and odor can remain in your mouth. It is also caused by deeper medical conditions such as acid reflux, gum disease, infections in the mouth, or even bronchitis or sinus infections.
Treatments with Michael E. Thum Dentistry
In many cases, bad breath can be eradicated by regular teeth cleaning and routine visits to your dentist. In other cases, when bad breath is determined not to be stemming from your oral health by the dentist, you may need to be evaluated for a further medical condition. Your dentist at Michael E. Thum can diagnose the root of bad breath and help find a solution.