Pungent foods and strongly scented beverages can sometimes cause acute bad breath, which can often be alleviated by brushing and flossing your teeth. A quick rinse with antiseptic mouthwash could also prove helpful for controlling temporary oral odors.
At the same time chronic bad breath should not be dismissed. In many cases it is often an early indicator of a more significant oral health problem. This could include gum disease, oral cancer, or another less obvious medical condition.
If you’ve been struggling to identify the source of your chronic bad breath problems, you should consider scheduling a checkup with Dr. John Tortora and his team. A thorough examination of your mouth and a relevant medical history update might help catch the underlying cause of the bad breath. This is often the first step in an effective treatment plan.
Chronic dry mouth is often a contributing factor in some chronic bad breath cases. It could be related to a new prescription medication, dehydration issues, or tobacco use. In any of these cases, you might want to talk to your primary physician to help find an acceptable solution.
Some medical conditions that affect the kidneys or liver can also contribute to chronic bad breath. People with blood sugar handling issues, such as diabetes might also have mild sweet odor to their breath. If you live in the Brick, New Jersey, area and you have been struggling with chronic bad breath, you should call 732-295-1616 to schedule an appointment with a member of our staff today!