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Bad Breath Can Come from Many Problems


Posted on 9/13/2018 by College Hill Dental
Bad Breath Can Come from Many ProblemsMost people are concerned about having bad breath, especially in social settings. Nobody likes to offend others because of their breath, but what can you do if you have a chronic case?

If you have a healthy mouth and teeth, your breath should not smell bad. One of the essential things to know about bad breath is that it's not normal, there is usually an underlying condition that is causing it.

Where Does Bad Breath Come From?


Contrary to popular belief, bad breath is not only related to your mouth. It can be a symptom of several serious conditions including cancer. While bad breath is associated with things that happen in the mouth, such as the food you eat, it can also come from many different places in the body including the stomach, and lungs.

If your bad breath comes from your mouth, the culprit can be your tongue and gently scraping it may be the solution. Your tongue collects a lot of food particles and even bacteria. If you have a dry mouth, it can be even worse.

However, problems in other parts of your body could be creating bad breath in your mouth including:

•  Lung disease
•  Sinus Infection
•  Diabetes
•  Liver or kidney disorders
•  Tonsil infection
•  Gum disease
•  Respiratory tract infections
•  Acid reflux
•  Oral cancer

For apparent reasons, smoking can cause bad breath, dry your mouth and result in oral or lung cancer. Considering all this information, it's critical that you let us know about your bad breath. Identifying the reason behind it can help you address some very serious health conditions that can be treated successfully when caught early.

You should not stop brushing your teeth and flossing daily and swishing with mouthwash can be helpful but is only a temporary solution. If you take mints, try the sugar-free kind to avoid tooth decay.



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