Bad breath can be a very frustrating condition. Dental conditions account for about 85% of people with persistent bad breath. Mouthwash will only temporarily mask the problem and won’t cure it. If you don’t brush your teeth daily, food particles remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth and bad breath. We recommend setting up an appointment with a dentist to determine the cause of the problem and develop a solution.

Causes of Persistent Bad Breath

  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Oral cancer
  • Dry mouth
  • Bacteria on the tongue
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco

Dr. Carmichael Dentistry

If you suffer from persistent bad breath, schedule an appointment with us! We recommend following good oral hygiene practices to prevent this problem and other dental conditions. Brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse with antiseptic mouthwash 1-2 times a day. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning to remove plaque and check your oral health for any problems. If you’d like to schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Carmichael, give us a call at (858) 484-2560 or contact us on our website!