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Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an oral health disorder characterized by pungent odors coming from a person’s mouth. Bad breath is typically the result of bacteria in your mouth, but there are other causes that can lead to the unpleasant odors. Listed below are some of the causes of bad breath:

– Bad breath may have many causes, but it can in most instances be treated or temporarily relieved with the use of mouthwash.

– As you age, a variety dental services can cause bad breath, including dentures that must be washed and soaked in a cleaning solution every day.

– Some underlying diseases can lead to bad breath, including respiratory tract infections, and liver and kidney problems.

– A variety of medications can have bad breath as a symptom.

– Bad oral hygiene in your mouth, including high levels of plaque buildup, can lead to bad breath.

– Underlying diseases such as periodontal disease, more frequently known as gum disease, could be the cause of your bad breath.

– Bad breath is regularly caused by the lack of proper oral hygiene habits.

To learn more about bad breath, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Philadelphia Dental Associates, call our office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 215-564-9010. Dr. Steve Hong & Dennis Fee and our entire team want to ensure your oral health is amazing for years to come.