It is well documented that the vast majority (in excess of 90%) of bad breath is caused by an anaerobic bacteria that is part of everyone’s normal oral flora, which give off sulphur as a by-product of their consumption of protein, normally blood, mucous and food particles being the main protein sources.
In the exceptional cases, bad breath can be caused by, or be as a result of other conditions which include gastro-intestinal issues, lung infections, acid reflux, diatebes and some other health issues.
The series of articles that follow will give you a good idea of all of the possible causes of bad breath, some of which lead to increased levels of the oral bacteria that are responsible for the vast majority but the increase in these levels was a result of some other issue.
- Deteriorating fillings can cause bad breath >>
- Tooth decay causes bad breath >>
- Dentures and how they could be the cause of that bad breath >>
- What is the link between acid reflux and bad breath? >>
- Diabetes and bad breath >>
- Can the lungs cause bad breath? >>
- The stomach is one of the worst offending causes of bad breath >>
- Liver Disease and bad breath >>
- What is Dementia and how does it cause bad breath? >>
- Sjögren’s Syndrome and bad breath >>