What Causes Bad Breath?

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Bad breath can be caused by foods you eat and beverages you drink. It is no secret that foods such as garlic, onions, and peanut butter can cause bad breath, nor is anyone surprised when coffee, beer, or soda produces an unpleasant odor. However, chronic bad breath is more often a sign of a larger oral or systemic health issue and should be brought to the attention of Dr. Wilcox as soon as possible. Determining which bad breath treatment is best for you will rely on establishing the underlying cause of your condition. Common causes include:

  • Tooth infection
  • Gum disease
  • Sinus problems
  • Respiratory issues

Some cases of bad breath can be cured by improving your dental hygiene routine and making more frequent visits to our Scottsdale area office for cleanings and examinations. Other solutions may include root canal, prescription mouthwash, or periodontal treatment, all of which will be dependent on your unique needs. If you have moved beyond wondering what causes bad breath and are now looking for solutions, please contact Desert Smiles today. Dr. Donald Wilcox is pleased to offer bad breath treatments to people living in the Scottsdale, Arizona area.