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The bacteria in your mouth can have a significant impact on your oral health, and on your breath. Certain foods can cause bad breath. If this is the case for you, the problem can be dealt with by brushing, flossing, and with the use of a mouthwash. Tobacco and alcohol use can also contribute to bad breath.

Chronic bad breath, which is sometimes known as halitosis, might be an indicator of a more significant oral health condition. Halitosis can be caused by gum disease and dry mouth, but there are other medical issues that can contribute to the problem. Those conditions include diabetes, bronchitis, sinusitis, respiratory infections; and problems with the liver, kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract.

If you’ve been struggling to identify the source of your chronic bad breath, you should consider scheduling an appointment at Moore Family Dental. If your halitosis cannot be linked to your diet, oral hygiene routine, or a readily identifiable problem, your dentist may want to consult with your primary physician to discuss your symptoms and treatment options.

If you live in the Parkersburg, West Virginia, area and you have been struggling to identify the cause of your chronic bad breath, you should call 304-699-0359 for an appointment with Dr. Aaron Moore.