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Do you find yourself struggling with embarrassing halitosis? Our team here in Chincoteague, VA, or the Eastern Shore of Virginia wants to help you! Some of the possible causes are listed below and may help you in your efforts to reduce bad breath.

Food
It is commonly known that foods like onions, garlic and coffee can cause bad breath, but it may surprise you to know that diet sodas can also contribute. Sugary foods that can cause tooth decay can cause a foul smell as sugar rots. Brushing your teeth after eating or drinking can help avoid the odor associated with these foods.

Dieting
Low carb diets can lead to bad breath because when the body burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates, it produces ketones that are strong smelling.

Tobacco
Whether you smoke or use chewing tobacco, tobacco not only stains your teeth but also can cause damage to your gums, creating bad breath.

Poor Health
If you have tried to eliminate your halitosis and have had little success, there may be a more serious problem. You may want to follow up with your doctor and rule out any infections or stomach problems that can cause bad breath.

Our dentist can discuss possible solutions with you and regular cleanings are important to help as well. Please call Morrison Dental Group at 757-320-1750 in Chincoteague, VA, or the Eastern Shore of Virginia.