What Causes Halitosis?

Everyone knows that onions and other types of food are known for giving a person bad breath, but did you know other things can cause bad breath? Check out some other causes of halitosis that do not include food below.  Brooklyn Dentist

Lack of Brushing- When someone does not brush their teeth regularly or adequately, food and bacteria can get left behind which can cause bad breath. If you do not notice an improvement in your breath after fixing your oral hygiene routine, you should talk with your Brooklyn dentist.

Dry Mouth- If your mouth is not producing enough saliva, it can cause you to have bad breath on a daily basis. The saliva in your mouth has an important job and it is to help clean your mouth.

Infections- A common sign of gum disease is halitosis. However, it could also be a sign of an infection if you just had oral surgery.

If you are starting to notice your breath more and more and it is not consistent with any foods you are eating, you should make an appointment with a Brooklyn dentist immediately. Call our dental office at (718) 768-1111 right now because we have treatments designed for halitosis.