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Acute bad breath symptoms can often be the result of diet and lifestyle choices. In most of these situations, you can improve the unappealing odor of your breath by brushing, flossing, and vigorously rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash.

However, the chronic bad breath condition, known as halitosis can be a more significant problem that proves hard to remedy without professional diagnosis. In some of these cases chronic bad breath is an ancillary symptom of a more significant oral health issue.

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen could be at the root of the problem. The natural bacteria in your mouth can flourish saturating your and mouth with unappealing odors. Increased consistencies with brushing and flossing can often help. This could include brushing your tongue twice each day during your oral hygiene routine.

Chronic dry mouth problems could also contribute to chronic bad breath. This could be the result of several different things. Decreased saliva production could be a side effects from a new medication, and chronic dehydration, as well as regular tobacco and alcohol use.

Tobacco use can also cause significant bad breath issues. The presence of tar and other chemicals in the mouth can permeate oral tissues for a long time afterward. There are certain medical conditions that could be the underlying cause of chronic bad breath. This might include certain kidney or liver conditions. People with diabetes frequently have bad breath with a slightly sweet odor.

If you live in the Glendale, California, area and you’re struggling with chronic bad breath, you should call 818-502-1991 to seek diagnosis with Dr. T.F. Chen at T.F. Chen DDS.