Bad breath is probably the most painfully embarrassing oral health problem of all. It can highly affect your confidence, social life or even a job prospect. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is produced by the release of volatile sulphur into the air. The odour may also contain methyl marcaptan and hydrogen sulfide.
Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, and the key to eliminating it is to be able to establish what is actually causing the odour. Only your dental expert can determine whether the source of bad breath is due to dental anomalies or medical conditions. Keep in mind that maintaining good oral health is one of the best practices that can help reduce or eliminate bad breath.