Bad Breath? Is It Something Serious? - Part 2
By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on October 16, 2017
Our last post introduced bad breath and the common causes. In part 2 of our series on bad breath, we are going to discuss some of the oral health issues that could lead to bad breath.
Bad breath may be symptomatic of other problems. If you experience bad breath even after regular brushing and flossing, it may mean there is a serious health issue.
Some oral health conditions that have been associated with bad breath include:
Throat or oral cancer
Infected root canal
Food trapped in tonsils
Some non-oral health issues may be:
Get Into a Dental Hygiene Routine
Your dental hygiene habits and routines are critical to keeping your mouth healthy and breath fresh. Brush and floss every day, and do not forget to brush your tongue, roof of your mouth or gums. Using mouthwash provides short-term relief for bad breath, but it is not a substitute for brushing and flossing.
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