Common Bad Breath Causes

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Bad breath is one of those things that no one enjoys having, but that everyone has from time to time. If you often suffer from bad breath, you may want to find out what’s causing it so that you can prevent bad breath in the future.

There is an assortment of things that can cause bad breath. Luckily, our dentists are trained in a wide variety of dental techniques, including diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of bad breath.

Some foods, such as garlic, onions and coffee, can cause bad breath. As these foods enter the digestive system, they can affect the individual’s breath. If this happens, bad breath can continue until the food particles leave the digestive system and bloodstream.

Dry Mouth
Saliva is the mouth’s natural cleaner. If you suffer from dry mouth, it means that not enough saliva is being produced. Insufficient saliva means that food particles and bacteria is not being cleaned out. The bacteria that is allowed to linger can cause bad breath.

Gum Disease
The inflamed gums and decay that is caused by gum disease can cause chronic bad breath. As gum disease progresses, the severity of the bad breath will likely also progress. Having gum disease treated can eliminate gum disease.

We welcome you to contact Louisiana Dental Center at (985) 893-5522 to learn more about treatment for bad breath in Covington, Louisiana, and to schedule an appointment with our dentists.