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

Gum disease

Strep throat

Food trapped in tonsils

Some non-oral health issues may be:



Liver disease

Lung infection

Lung disease 

Acid reflux

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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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If you are in the Jackson, MS area and are in need of a periodontist, we are always accepting new patients. Be sure to contact us today!

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Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

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