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A Sensitive Subject Halitosis, or bad breath, affect more than 80 million people in the United States. In most cases, people with bad breath are not even aware of the problem. Halitosis has a significant impact, both personally and socially, on those who suffer from it. If you think that you suffer from bad breath, Dr. Tolle can help determine the source of the odor. If Dr. Tolle believes that the problem is cause from an internal source, such as an infection, he may refer you to your family physician to help treat the cause of the problem. What causes bad breath? Typically, bad breath originates in your gums and tongue. It is caused by the waste from bacteria in the mouth, decayed food particles, other debris in your mouth, and bad oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a chemical compound that causes the unpleasant odor. Bad breath may occur in people who have a medical infections, diabetes, kidney failure. Even stress, dieting, snoring, age and hormonal changes can have an effect on your breath. Dry mouth and tobacco also contribute to the problem. Do certain foods or drinks cause bad breath? Very spicy foods, such as onions and garlic, and drinks like coffee may be detected on a person's breath for up to 72 hours after digestion. How can I control bad breath? Visit your dentist regularly because checkups will help detect any systemic causes. Check-ups also help to get rid of the plaque and bacteria that build up on your teeth. It is important to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day to remove bacteria and plaque. New patients always welcome Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com Bremen Family Dentistry A Sensitive Subject Halitosis, or bad breath, affect more than 80 million people in the United States. In most cases, people with bad breath are not even aware of the problem. Halitosis has a significant impact, both personally and socially, on those who suffer from it. If you think that you suffer from bad breath, Dr. Tolle can help determine the source of the odor. If Dr. Tolle believes that the problem is cause from an internal source, such as an infection, he may refer you to your family physician to help treat the cause of the problem. What causes bad breath? Typically, bad breath originates in your gums and tongue. It is caused by the waste from bacteria in the mouth, decayed food particles, other debris in your mouth, and bad oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a chemical compound that causes the unpleasant odor. Bad breath may occur in people who have a medical infections, diabetes, kidney failure. Even stress, dieting, snoring, age and hormonal changes can have an effect on your breath. Dry mouth and tobacco also contribute to the problem. Do certain foods or drinks cause bad breath? Very spicy foods, such as onions and garlic, and drinks like coffee may be detected on a person's breath for up to 72 hours after digestion. How can I control bad breath? Visit your dentist regularly because checkups will help detect any systemic causes. Check-ups also help to get rid of the plaque and bacteria that build up on your teeth. It is important to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day to remove bacteria and plaque. New patients always welcome Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com Bremen Family Dentistry