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Acute bad breath from eating strong and odorous foods is rarely a cause for concern. This can usually be remedied by a quick brush and floss or a vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash. Yet there are other times when the cause of bad breath is not so clear. Sometimes, the root cause of chronic bad breath could be a symptom something more serious is afoot.

To help identify the underlying source, and improve chances of treatment success, the dentists at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC’s Port Jefferson Station, New York clinic offer the following insights:

– Chronic dry mouth is one of the more common causes of bad breath. This could come from have multiple causes.
– Some prescription medications cause dry mouth as a side effect.
– Issues with dehydration can also relate to regular tobacco and alcohol use.

In any of these cases, you might want to talk to your primary physician to help find an acceptable solution. It’s also worth noting that certain medical conditions also cause bad breath as side effects. This could be linked to certain kidney or liver conditions. People with diabetes frequently have bad breath with a slight, sweet odor. In some cases, dry mouth and chronic bad breath can be related to undiagnosed oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Port Jefferson Station, New York area and you have been struggling with a chronic bad breath, call 631-928-2020 to schedule an appointment at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC’s clinic. Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. and his assistants will be happy to diagnose and assist you with your dental care needs.