Aug 2 • 1 minute read

Halitosis (chronic bad breath) can be a result of several underlying issues. Below are a few of the most common causes: 

-Dental decay and gum disease: allow bacteria to hide in the mouth

-Dry mouth: without saliva to wipe it away, bacteria can linger. Some medications can contribute to dry mouth

-Infections:  post nasal drip can contribute to harboring bacteria 

Having a diligent daily dental regimen of brushing and flossing can improve halitosis. Additionally, drinking plenty of water and using sugar-free lozenges or mouth rinses can help improve symptoms too.

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