What Are Some Common Causes of Bad Breath?

If you have bad breath due to infection, dry mouth, or tobacco use, you are not alone. Your breath is impacted by a variety of conditions, and today, our [practice_name] team in Arizona, [state], is happy to help you navigate these sources of bad breath and get you back to smiling with confidence.


If you have an infection in your mouth, from a cold or sinus infection, you can incur bad breath. To help, you will want to open up your sinuses. To do this, you can enlist the help of a saline spray, allergy remedies, drink more fluid to dilute mucus, or even use steroids for the nose. This will also help with post nasal drip. If you have bacterial or sinus infections, antibiotics may help.

Dry mouth

If you have a condition known as dry mouth you may also have bad breath. One of the main role’s that saliva plays in your mouth is to wash away oral debris and bacteria. Maybe your saliva production is low because of excessive caffeine use, breathing through the mouth instead of your nose because of a congestion, using antihistamines or having Sjogren’s syndrome, a rare disease which can dry up the moist areas of the body. Stay well hydrated with plenty of liquids, especially water. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking sugarless candy also stimulates saliva production. Artificial saliva products may also be able to help.


If you needed another reason to give up your tobacco habit, bad breath is definitely on the list. Tobacco also raises the risk of gum disease which causes bad breath too. Quitting this habit and upping your oral hygiene routine can help restore your breath to a better place and benefit your entire body. Your daily brushing, flossing, rinsing, and hydration bring back a healthier, better-smelling smile.

If you have any questions or concerns about your breath, please give us a call at [phone]. Our dental team will work with you to help you achieve the healthy, confident smile you deserve!

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