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Halitosis is the technical term for chronic bad breath. It can be a sign of an oral hygiene or oral health issue. Identifying the underlying cause of your halitosis will aid in finding the best treatment method.

An inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine allows the natural bacteria in your mouth to flourish, permeating the rough textures of your tongue and mouth with unappealing odors.

Halitosis can also be the result of chronic dry mouth. This could come from any one of multiple sources; some of the more common sources include side effects from a new medication, dehydration, and regular tobacco and alcohol use.

Indeed, the regular use of tobacco and the constant 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 are struggling with chronic bad breath in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, you should call Scholes Family Dental at 208-667-1578 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes.