Where is Your Bad Breath Coming From?

Where is Your Bad Breath Coming From?

Do you have or are you worried that you might have bad breath? Do you know what is causing your bad breath? If you do not know what is causing your bad breath, who should you see to find a solution; your dentist or primary care physician?

There are several things that can cause bad breath:

  • Food
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Infections of the mouth
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Medications
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Nose, throat, and mouth conditions such as postnasal drip, chronic infections or inflammation
  • Dry mouth
  • Other causes can be certain forms of cancer, metabolic disorders, chronic acid reflux

Is it any wonder that you don’t know the source of your bad breath? If you know it is not something you are eating regularly, then chances are it is from one of these other causes. Bad breath can usually be treated, rather with the right mouthwash, or drops, or toothpaste, etc.

Who Should I Consult About Bad Breath?

If you think your bad breath is coming from oral problems, consult your dentist. If however, your teeth are fine, it might be best to consult your primary care physician. Often, the two can work together in order to resolve the problem of bad breath and treatment for the underlying cause.

Bad Breath is No Laughing Matter

Bad breath is no laughing matter and should be taken seriously as it could be a sign of a more serious condition.

If you have bad breath in Ajax, your dentist is here to help.


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