Common Causes of Bad Breath

A woman covering her mouth because of bad breath.

Have you been trying to get rid of your bad breath but you can’t seem to get it to go away? Do you feel self-conscious talking around others? You shouldn’t have to live life feeling insecure about your breath. At Atlantic Dental Partners, we’re committed to helping patients feel more confident. The first step in treating bad breath is to identify its source of yours.

Common Causes of Bad Breath

The official name of bad breath is halitosis. There are some causes of bad breath that are easily fixable and others that point to a bigger dental or body health issue.

Everyday causes of bad breath include:

  • Certain foods like onions
  • Dehydration
  • Drinking coffee or alcohol
  • High sugar intake
  • Low carb diets
  • Smoking 

More serious causes of bad breath include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Cavities & tooth decay
  • Diabetes
  • Dry mouth
  • Gum disease
  • Kidney issues 
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Post nasal drip 

Speak with Your Dentist

If you aren’t sure what’s causing your halitosis, the best thing to do is to speak with your dentist. They will be able to work with you to get to the bottom of what’s causing it. If you brush your teeth frequently and you are still experiencing halitosis, there may be an underlying issue at bay that’s causing it. The sooner you seek treatment, the better. 

Contact Atlantic Dental Partners for a Halitosis Consultation

If you need help diagnosing and treating your halitosis, our team at Atlantic Dental Partners would love to help! We understand how self-conscious persistent bad breath can make someone feel. It’s important to ensure there isn’t a serious health issue causing it. We’re dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain oral and total-body health. Our mission is to provide gentle, compassionate care to get our patients smiling again. Please contact our office to book your consultation! 




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