What could be the source of your bad breath?

Bad breath can be an embarrassing and surprisingly tenacious problem. As such, it is important to know what might cause your breath to smell bad to help prevent it.

Studies suggest that approximately 80% of halitosis cases are due to oral problems. Cracked fillings, unclean dentures, gum diseases, tooth decay, and trapped food debris in the tonsils are all possible causes of halitosis. Dental problems, such as periodontitis, improperly fitted dental implants, and impacted tooth may also account towards bad breath. However, if you have immaculate dental hygiene and your bad breath still persists, you may want to see your doctor to check for other possible causes like diabetes, acid reflux, liver disease, or other underlying problems.

Fortunately, most causes of bad breath can be eliminated with regular dentist visit and good oral hygiene. Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and his team of experienced dental practitioners are willing to help you fight against halitosis and achieve the fresh breath you’ve always wanted. Call us at (512) 259-3365 to schedule an appointment today.