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Factors That Affect Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a result of poor dental hygiene but can also be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath, or halitosis, can signal that there are other, more serious underlying oral health issues that need to be addressed. 

Factors that affect bad breath include:
  • Food
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Lifestyle Habits
  • Gum Disease
  • Dry Mouth
  • Chronic Illness

Bad Breath May Be a Sign of Other Issues.

Treatment for Bad Breath in Hewlett, NY

If you are looking for treatment for bad breath in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY, set up a consultation with Dr. Marc Levine. Dr. Levine provides gum disease treatment and a variety of other treatment options for patients who may be experiencing symptoms such as bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, or gum recession. If you are not keeping up with your brushing and flossing routine, you increase the risk of developing oral health issues such as bad breath and gum disease. You can work with Dr. Levine to improve your overall oral health.

Here are some of the key causes of bad breath:

Bad Breath from Food

In many cases, bad breath is a side effect of eating foods that have very strong odors. You may have bad breath after you eat food like cheese, spicy foods, fish, or even garlic. Even though brushing and flossing your teeth can mask those odors temporarily, the problem will not go away until the food passes through your system.

Poor Oral Hygiene

If you are not brushing and flossing regularly, bacteria can grow between the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. Poor oral hygiene can cause bad breath because your mouth is full of bacteria.

Lifestyle Habits

Certain lifestyle habits can also cause bad breath. If you smoke or chew tobacco regularly, you may always have bad breath. This can affect your taste buds and also irritate the gums. Some lifestyle habits may necessitate gum disease treatment.

Gum Disease

Bad breath that does not go away is also one of the signs of gum disease. If you have an excessive amount of bacteria in the mouth, your mouth will be full of toxins that can start to irritate the gums. When there is an active infection in the mouth, you will often have bad breath.

Some other causes of bad breath that may require treatment:

• Dry mouth
• Health issues such as diabetes, chronic sinus infections, or kidney problems
• Yeast infections in the mouth
• Poorly fitting dental appliances

If you are concerned about bad breath and think you may need gum disease treatment, talk with Dr. Levine about treatment options for bad breath in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY. Set up your consultation today.

Dr. Marc Levine is an experienced periodontist on Long Island and Manhattan who is committed to providing a pleasant experience for each of his patients and provides state of the art treatments. Dr. Levine offers periodontal treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, dental implants, crown lengthening, ridge preservation, bone grafting, and the cone beam, CT Scan and 3D imaging. Dr. Levine cares for patients in Hewlett, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, and sourrounding areas. Please call our office today to schedule your appointment