Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food particles on tonsils Dry mouth At Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, we can help you with… Read more »
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“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”
Do you live in Ypsilanti, Michigan or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Ann Arbor, Plymouth or Belleville. Your neighbors in Saline can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.
The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. Your Ann Arbor dentist can help you identify the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.
Halitosis is caused by the bacteria that live on and around your teeth, gums and tongue. Breath mints and mouthwashes do not cure bad breath, they only mask the symptoms. Proper oral hygiene can cure many cases of bad breath. However, in some cases, bad breath is caused by more serious conditions. Sinus and tonsil infections, acid reflux, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, kidney malfunction, and eating disorders are just some of the health issues that can cause bad breath.