Bad breath caused by strong foods and beverages can often be resolved by regular brushing and flossing. Halitosis, also known as chronic bad breath, can leave you feeling socially awkward. At the same time, it can also be a sign of another oral hygiene or oral health issue.
An inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine could be the problem. This would allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to flourish, permeating the rough textures of your tongue and mouth with unappealing odors.
Chronic dry mouth is also a common cause of halitosis. Dry mouth could be caused by many things, like a new medication, dehydration, and regular tobacco and alcohol use. Indeed, the regular use of tobacco and the constant presence of tar and other chemicals in the mouth can permeate oral tissues for a long time afterward.
There are also certain medical conditions that could be the underlying cause of chronic bad breath. This might include certain kidney or liver conditions. In addition, people with diabetes frequently have bad breath with a slightly sweet odor.
If you are struggling with chronic bad breath in Los Alamos, New Mexico, we invite you to call Dr. Rachel Meyer, DDS at 505-662-3163 and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Rachel Meyer. Our team is ready to help you restore your healthy smile!