If you enjoy strong foods and beverages on a regular basis it can saturate your mouth and upper throat with unappealing odors. Most of the time these odors can be removed by brushing, flossing and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash.
Chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis can linger despite good oral hygiene. In a situation like this you will want to seek out the source of the problem as it could be a sign of something more serious.
Dry mouth is medical condition that results in decreased saliva production. Saliva helps wash away food particles and bacteria. If your mouth is chronically dry these bacteria can cause odors and also increase the chances of developing tooth decay. In some cases, dry mouth might be caused by taking certain medications. In this situation you should talk to your physician about your options.
Tobacco can also leave pervasive odors on your breath. If you use tobacco products on a regular basis you should doctor about a cessation program that’s right for you.
People with uncontrolled blood sugar or undiagnosed diabetes might also have sweet smelling breath. Other medical conditions can be a cause for concern. This includes infections in the mouth as well as certain liver and kidney problems.
If you suffer from bad breath and need help identifying the cause or treatment, please feel free to call us at 317-849-0999 to schedule an appointment.