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Previously, we addressed the common causes of bad breath and why flossing is crucial to the health of your mouth. Continuing our discussion, we want to explore what oral health issues may be causing bad breath.

If you suffer from bad breath that does not improve even with a proper dental hygiene routine, it may be a warning sign of a more serious issue. It is important to remember that if you have bad breath it does not mean you have any of these problems below, but you should visit your dentist to address the issue.

Bad breath can be a symptom of both oral health conditions and non-oral health conditions.

The oral health conditions include:
Throat problems, like strep throat
Dental Cavities
Gum disease
A root canal that is infected
Throat or oral cancer
Tonsils that contain trapped food particles

Non-oral health issues associated with bad breath include:
Diabetes
Acid reflux
Lung infections
Lung disease
Liver disease
HIV

Your Dental Hygiene Habits are Important

Preventing bad breath starts with a proper oral hygiene routine. Flossing, brushing your teeth, tongue, gums, and roof of your mouth two times per day should be a routine you follow. You can also use mouthwash, though mouthwash only acts as an additional aid, not a substitute for brushing and flossing.

Is bad breath an issue that you struggle with?

If you deal with bad breath, be sure to speak with your dentist. Having bad breath is a common issue and, whether it's due to not flossing or something more serious, you will want to make sure the problem is fixed. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Florian in North Royalton, OH today.