There are many contributing factors for bad breath, such as the food you eat, how infrequently you eat, dry mouth, tobacco, and medical conditions. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth are warning signs of an underlying issue, such as gum disease or tooth decay. Maintaining good oral hygiene, eliminating gum disease and scheduling regular professional cleanings are essential to reducing bad breath. Brush twice a day and clean between your teeth daily with floss. Brush your tongue, too. If you wear dentures, be sure to remove them at night and clean them thoroughly before replacing them the next morning. If you’re concerned about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to see Dr. Philipp today.