Bad Breath

Smelly Breath?

Waking up with an unpleasant taste or smelly breath is a common and normal problem for most individuals. But having chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a consistent unpleasant odor or taste in your mouth not limited to waking hours. It can also include having a dry mouth, or a white coating on your tongue.

Brushing and flossing your teeth and using mouthwash cannot solve this type of bad breath. Rather, there is an underlying cause that is to blame for chronic bad breath. The most common cause of bad breath is gum disease. Gum disease tends to progress when excess plaque builds up on your teeth and isn’t removed on a regular basis. This plaque is full of bacteria that cause the unpleasant odor. Smoking is a very common cause of gum disease and halitosis. Discontinuing smoking can help alleviate gum disease and halitosis.

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