Sure, we’ve all get bad breath every now and then. This is especially the case if we’ve just eaten something pungent, like garlic or onions. However, sometimes there are other causes for bad breath, and sometimes those causes can be more concerning than what you’ve just ingested. In these situations, bad breath, also known as halitosis, won’t be cured just by popping a mint or brushing your teeth. If you’re noticing bad breath on a consistent basis, it could mean that your oral or physical health may be at risk.
Here are some of the possible causes of halitosis:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Acid Reflux
- Respiratory infections like pneumonia or bronchitis
- Sinus infections or postnasal drip
- Liver or kidney issues
If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, it is important to get to the root cause in order to find a treatment plan and rule out potentially serious health conditions. Elmhurst dentist, Dr. Kopp and his team are committed to providing supreme dental care. If you have questions or concerns about bad breath, or are looking for dental treatment in Elmhurst, dentist Dr. Kopp is here to help. Contact our office, Kopp Dental and Associates, to schedule an appointment.