What Causes Bad Breath?

Do you know what causes bad breath? Dr. Wagner from Boise, Idaho’s Modern Dental answers that question here. The answer might surprise you and encourage you to brush more often!

Hi I’m Dr. Wagner from Boise’s Modern Dental and I’m here to answer the question, “what causes bad breath?”

Well the answer is very simple. Really it comes down to bacteria. Bacteria and oral cavities. Bacteria in the mouth can hide in a number of different places. It can hide in the crevices of the tongue, around the teeth, in plaque and bacteria that attach to the teeth, or it can hide in between them.

Bacteria is a living organism which has a metabolism and so it creates by-products in your mouth and those by-products are what causes the smell that is interpreted as bad breath

So the answer to that question, “What causes bad breath?” The simple answer is bacteria and bacterial by-products in the mouth and around the teeth and on the tongue.

I’m Dr. Wagner from Modern Dental, thank you for listening.

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