Bad breath is often attributed to a recent meal or poor oral hygiene. In many of these cases, brushing your teeth or using a mouthwash may solve the problem. You should also keep in mind that chronic bad breath could be the sign of something more significant.
If you have chronic bad breath, you may be suffering from tooth decay, gum disease or an undiagnosed medical problem. Chronic dry mouth can sometimes be 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. At the same time, there are certain medical conditions affecting the kidneys or liver that can also contribute to chronic bad breath.
If you’ve been struggling to identify the source of your chronic bad breath problems, you should schedule a dental exam from our dentist, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr.. After assessing the health of your mouth your medical history update he can help shed some light on the underlying cause.
Call 631-928-2020 today to schedule an appointment at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC.