What are the causes of bad breath?

Having bad breath can be unpleasant and embarrassing. It’s not uncommon to experience bad breath for a short time, for example after eating certain foods or when you wake up. But it can also be longer-lasting, and you may not know what’s causing it.

The experts in the Bupa UK dental team are on hand to explain some of the reasons behind bad breath.

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Medical causes of bad breath

Dr Ian Kelly, Dentist, looks at some of the medical conditions that can cause bad breath.

Other reasons behind bad breath

Dr Ros O’Leary, Periodontist, explains that other factors such as lifestyle can also contribute to bad breath.

More questions about looking after your oral health? Our dentists give you the answers in our dental FAQs.

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