Bad breath from consuming pungent foods and beverages can often be handled by brushing and flossing your teeth after a meal. However, chronic bad breath can be socially embarrassing and could also be a symptom of a more serious oral or medical health concern. Taking the time to identify the factors contributing to your chronic bad breath will go a long way towards developing an effective treatment plan at Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison’s Royse City, Texas clinic.
Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen could be at the root of the problem. This can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to flourish, saturating your and mouth with unappealing odors. Increased consistencies with brushing and flossing can often help. It might also be beneficial to try brushing your tongue twice each day, during your oral hygiene regimen.
Chronic dry mouth is also a common cause of chronic bad breath. This could have a myriad of sources, some of the more common include side effects from a new medication, but it could also be related to dehydration as well as regular tobacco and alcohol use.
Tobacco use can also cause significant bad breath issues. The presence of tar and other chemicals in the mouth can permeate oral tissues for a long time afterward.
There are certain medical conditions that could be the underlying cause of chronic bad breath. This might include certain kidney or liver conditions. People with diabetes frequently have bad breath with a light sweet odor.
If you live in the Royse City, Texas area and you’re struggling with chronic bad breath, you can call 972-636-2417 to seek diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison.