What causes bad breath?

Bad breath is almost always caused by a problem in the mouth, although, in rare cases, bad breath can be a sign of a general health problem. There are several possible reasons for bad breath:


- Dental decay or gum disease


- Food stagnation between the teeth.


- Throat or tonsil infection.


- Catarrh.


- Bronchitis.


- Sinusitis.


- Gastritis (inflammation of mucous membrane that lines the stomach).


Bad breath is not generally caused by either constipation or indigestion.


How can bad breath be treated?


Your dentist will carry out any dental treatment required to eliminate disease or avoid areas where food may be trapped and rot.


What can I do?


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