• 9 Uncommon Causes of Bad Breath

    by Dr. Owyoung
    on Jul 27th, 2017

Bad breath is most commonly caused by poor dental hygiene. But, if you suffer from bad breath even after a your morning teeth brushing routine it may be an indication of health problems and you may need to seek alternative solutions.  

Uncommon causes of bad breath are important to know because patients may not know that they suffer from certain medical problems. Due to medical insurance issues, patients now see the dentist more frequently than they see their own primary care physicians. By letting your dental or hygienist know that you are suffering from bad breath, or halitosis, throughout the day you can potentially identify more problematic health problems.


Uncommon causes of bad breath are: 

  1. Acid Reflux
  2. GERD
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Bronchitis
  5. Chronic Sinus infections
  6. Post nasal drip
  7. Diabetes
  8. Liver problems
  9. Kidney problems

There are common causes of bad breath that are common knowledge such as tobacco usage, dental hygiene, etc. These common causes can be treated within normal means such as improved oral hygiene from brushing and flossing and regular dental cleanings, eliminating bad behaviors such as smoking, and ridding the mouth of decayed teeth.

Common causes of bad breath are: 

If you believe that you have any of these medical conditions you should seek the advice from your Primary Care physician and Dentist.

Author Dr. Owyoung Andrew Owyoung, DDS, has been providing comprehensive family dental care for 29 years to the Sacramento area. Widely considered a top dentist in Sacramento, the staff at Soft Touch Dentistry are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and equipment to deliver an unparalleled dental experience.

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