Causes of Bad Breath – How to Combat Them

Bad BreathNobody likes having bad breath. Not only is the taste unpleasant, but it can make having even brief social interactions an embarrassing or nerve-inducing experience. Don’t let fears about your breath stop you from going after your goals and connecting with others. Visit the dental professionals at Dr. Cyrus Dentistry for an assessment to determine if the issue is an objective problem that is more in your mind than on your breath, or if it is indeed a noticeable odour that needs to be treated.

Why You May Have Bad Breath and How to Prevent It

If bad breath is an ongoing issue that is making you feel insecure or self-conscious, visit your dentist without further delay. With a close examination, the dentist will be able to narrow down the cause and provide a tailored treatment option to eliminate the odour.

Here are a few common causes and how you can stop bad breath in its tracks today:

  1. Monitor Your Diet. The scent of onions, garlic, coffee and other pungent foods tends to stick around. If any of these are part of your regular diet, they may be causing your bad breath. Smoking, alcohol consumption and dehydration can also lead to a sour taste and smell in your mouth. Altering your diet, brushing your teeth between meals, and quitting smoking may help relieve symptoms.
  2. Not all dental health problems cause pain. Decaying teeth, abscesses, diseased gums, coated tongues and infected tonsils can all contribute to bad breath and poor overall oral health. If you can’t seem to figure out the cause of your stale breath, book an appointment for an oral examination and teeth cleaning at your local dentist.
  3. Medication or other health problems. Many medications can lead to a dry mouth that can contribute to breathe odours. If you have ear, nose, throat or lung problems, they may contribute to the health and scent of your oral cavity. Gastrointestinal problems can cause similar effects as diet. Any allergies should also be considered. Get a physical examination completed by your doctor if you are overdue and have been experiencing unusual symptoms such as the persistent bad breath. If you have recently started a new medication, contact your dentist to learn more about your options.

Bad BreathContact Dr. Cyrus Dentistry to book your appointment and determine the cause of your bad breath. Our team of trained dental professionals can prescribe the right bad breath prevention option for your troubles and lifestyle.

Have other oral health concerns or looking for a new dentist? Visit our dental clinic for everything from pediatric dentistry services to cosmetic dentistry. From routine teeth cleaning to specific concerns, we can help you and your entire family maintain their oral and dental health.


There can be many causes of bad breath.


Contact Dr. Cyrus Dentistry today for a consultation and find out why you are suffering. Give us a call at (416) 287-2426.

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