It can be embarrassing. If it is persistent, it can also indicate a serious oral health problem. If you find that you often have bad breath, stop reaching for the gum and mints - reach out to a dentist. Is my bad breath a problem?
THREE MAIN INDICATORS :
Why do I always have bad breath?
- Do I neglect to brush and floss as recommended?
- Do I frequently have a dry mouth?
- Am I overdue for a dental checkup or medical exam?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may need a doctor’s attention.
Which doctor should I speak to first?
Visit a dental professional to check your oral hygiene. If this is found to be fine, referral to a specialist ear, nose and throat doctor may prove beneficial.
-Dr. Martin Scurr, The Daily Mail
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How will a doctor determine if my breath is a serious issue?
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A standard exam by a dentist can quickly reveal gum disease, plaque, or other issues causing bad breath. A routine physical exam by your general practitioner can also reveal any conditions that might be contributing to it. If necessary, your doctor can refer you to a specialist who can provide further analysis.