Why do I have bad breath?
Bad breath (halitosis) can be an unpleasant and embarrassing condition. Most of us suffer from bad breath from time to time, usually as a result of eating foods with very strong odors. But chronic bad breath doesn't just make you feel self-conscious. It may be a sign that a more serious problem exists.
Here’s a list of some of the most common causes of bad breath:
Oral Health Problems :
- Microbial deposits on the tongue
- Poor oral hygiene
- Presence of periodontal (gum) disease
- Untreated tooth decay
- Use of tobacco products
- Skipping meals
- Enlarged tonsils or tonsil stones
- Diabetes, sinus conditions, bronchitis
If your bad breath is causing you to avoid social interactions and making you feel self-conscious, please contact our Williams office first to determine if it’s related to a dental problem. At that time, we’ll also talk about your oral hygiene and any other changes you can make to eliminate chronic bad breath.