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Having persistent bad breath can make the brightest day bleak. Unfortunately, bad breath has many causes, even if you are brushing and flossing regularly. If you are able to understand the reasons for bad breath, you can work to prevent them, which is why our dentists, Drs. Osa, Casanova and Brand with Sunshine Dental Group in El Monte, California, are happy to give you some common causes of halitosis.

Oral hygiene plays an essential role in your health. If you have persistent bad breath, remember your oral hygiene habits. Many foods cause bad breath, so remember the basics of brushing and flossing. However, if you still have bad breath, there are other common reasons such as gum disease you may not know you have. Other dental issues can cause bad breath as well such as an abscessed tooth or cavities. That is why keeping up with your oral health is essential in your everyday life.

Other causes of bad breath include tobacco use because it can leave a foul-smelling odor in your mouth from bacteria they have. Tobacco can leave smells the user may not even notice because they are accustomed to it for so long. Digestive problems such as acid reflux disease can trigger bad breath because of the acids and bacteria in your stomach. Finding relief for any digestive issues may help fight this condition.

If you need help with your bad breath, please call us today at 626.579.4274 to make an appointment. We are happy to give you a dental checkup and see what may be causing your persistent bad breath.