Causes of Bad Breath: Possible Warning Signs

We’ve all dealt with bad breath at one time or another throughout our lives. Whether it’s a result of eating too much garlic or forgetting to brush and floss, bad breath is quite common. While bad breath is a normal occurrence, it can actually be a warning sign of a much more serious issue. If you suffer from persistent foul breath, you may want to consult with Dr. Robert Rosenfeld to ensure there isn’t an underlying issue.

Though many issues related to bad breath are often a result of dental problems, bad breath could potentially be the result of a serious medical condition, such as diabetes and acid reflux disease. In more severe cases, it could even be caused by liver or kidney disease! Clearly, constant bad breath should not be taken lightly. Take a closer look at the possible causes of bad breath with Robert Rosenfeld DDS.

Possible Causes of Bad Breath

Oral health issues are often the cause of most cases of bad breath. Your bad breath, also known as halitosis, could require immediate attention, especially if it’s persistent. While poor dental hygiene is typically to blame and easily avoided, some halitosis-causing issues are more serious. Take a look at the list below to see what could be causing your foul smelling breath:

  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: A result of poor oral care, gum disease can develop when plaque builds within your mouth.
  • Gingivitis: A mild form of gum disease, gingivitis can also develop with a lack of oral care. If not addressed appropriately, it could lead to gum disease. Simply put, beware of bleeding and swollen gums.
  • Cavities: Though they’re easily fixed, cavities can not only cause bad breath, but also worsen and lead to tooth decay if not taken care of.

Causes of Bad Breath: Signs and Prevention

Of course, it’s not always easy to notice halitosis. However, a foul smell isn’t the only sign of bad breath. Other common symptoms of bad breath are a dry mouth, an unpleasant taste in the mouth, and a coating on the tongue. If you’ve noticed similar signs, consider visiting your dentist for an assessment.

Depending on the cause, professional treatment may be necessary to solve the issue, such as a cavity or gum disease. There are also plenty of ways you can prevent bad breath, as well as the issues that cause it. See the list below:

  • Brushing and flossing twice a day is absolutely necessary, and always recommended, regardless of bad breath issues. Each task removes plaque and food from your teeth and gums, promoting optimal oral health.
  • Consider using doctor recommended mouthwash in conjunction with brushing and flossing to further protect your teeth and gums from infection.
  • Drink water often to keep your mouth from drying out, as your saliva works to protect your teeth.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings. The dentist can assess your mouth for any issues and give you a much deeper clean.

Combat Bad Breath with Robert Rosenfeld DDS

Clearly, bad breath is not as minor as it may seem.  If you’re beginning to notice persistent and constant signs, be sure to contact the office of Dr. Robert Rosenfeld today. You can also call us at 858.755.1189 to schedule an appointment.  

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"Dr. Rosenfeld is the best! I’ve been going to him for 10+ years now and he’s been nothing but caring and an excellent dentist to me. He really makes a point to make sure that you’re comfortable throughout the whole appointment. He even gave me lip balm during working on my cavity to make sure I was as comfortable as possible! When I come in, I feel nervous and dreadful but Dr. Rosenfeld somehow always has a way of leaving me with a smile when we are done. Not that i will hope for another cavity though, of course." Adena F.

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"As good as it gets is correct!  Dr. Rosenfeld and his team are no-ka-oi!  He is a caring and kind professional with a bit o bend toward perfectionism.  The latter being a good thing when it comes to one's teeth.  At 58 he filled my first EVER cavity.  I was a bit nervous not having had that procedure ever before.  Dr. Rosenfeld took the time to make sure the area was numb to minimize my discomfort.  We agreed I probably needed a little more so he administered two more doses.  No discomfort whatsoever.  Toward the end of last year, I needed my first ever cap to repair a fissure in one of my molars.  This is where the perfectionism came into play - Dr. Rosenfeld made sure the cap exactly matched the color of my teeth. Dr. Rosenfeld is a marvelous practitioner!  I've recommended four friends to him and they all love him and his incredible team." Allan C. 

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