No one wants to have bad breath. It is embarrassing and unpleasant. The foods you regularly consume affect the odor of your breath but continuing bad breath can be an indication of another oral problem.
Brushing and flossing every day helps with this issue, but if you have dry mouth, are on a strict diet, or take certain medications you may be at higher risk of dry mouth and bad breath.
Your saliva cleans your mouth and naturally removes lodged food particles that can lead to bad breath. Medications, smoking, health conditions, and poorly-functioning salivary glands can contribute to bad breath. In some cases, the cause of ongoing bad breath is gum disease or tooth decay.
It is important that we examine your teeth and gums to help you regain your confidence and become free of the problem. An oral exam will reveal if you are developing gum disease or have tooth decay. If this is not the source, we can offer advice and guidance to help you.