Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be many people’s biggest dental concern. Unlike cavities and many other oral health conditions, people usually don’t know they suffer from bad breath until it’s too late and someone else notices (and points it out).
So what causes bad breath? Almost all instances of halitosis are the result of bacteria and most commonly, bad breath is the result of poor oral home care and lack of regular dental cleanings. Fortunately, making improvements to your daily brushing and flossing regimen as well as using an oral antiseptic mouthwash such as Listerine or Crest Pro-Health, can have a big impact!
However, some instances of halitosis or bad breath may be caused by one or more of the following conditions, which may require professional treatment: