Bad breath (halitosis)

Although bad breath can be embarrassing, it doesn’t have serious repercussions on your health. Some of the main causes of bad breath, also known as halitosis, are poor dental hygiene and certain foods and beverages. However, if you experience bad breath, we recommend having the dentist check your mouth to ensure it is not masking a more serious health issue.

Causes of bad breath:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Garlic, onion, some fish
  • Gum disease
  • Sinus infection
  • Oral infection
  • Diabetes
  • Some medications

The best way to keep your breath smelling fresh is proper dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups.