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Why does my mouth smell like bad breath?

Why does my mouth smell like bad breath?

Your mouth has a special connection with the overall health of your body. Bad breath smell can simply mean that there is problem somewhere in your body. The smell can be as a result of health problems such as respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip , diabetes, chronic acid reflux, liver or kidney problems.

Can a bad breath tell you about something else?

However, the mouth-body connection means that other bad breath smells can tell you about problems elsewhere in your body. If you or your dentist can identify the type of smell in your bad breath, this can help to pinpoint its origin.

What are the different types of bad breath?

Here are some types of bad breath smells. I will give a list of the smells and their possible orgins. Fishy smell – kidney problem, indicating an abnormal increase in urea levels. Cheesy smell – bad breath due to nasal problem.

Why does my breath smell bad when I have a sinus infection?

Strep is a bacterial infection, not a viral one, and those invading bugs can cause your bad breath to smell bad, says Dr. Grbic. Not only that, but other kinds of sinus infections can turn into bacterial ones that produce a smelly, pus-like type of mucus. (Sorry for the visual.)

Why does my breath smell so bad to some people?

Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors or gases that smell like sulfur — or worse. Everybody has nasty breath at some point, like when you get out of bed in the morning.

Why does my breath taste bad?

Other potential reasons for a bad taste or breath. There are a couple of other reasons, including: Gases coming up from your stomach: sometimes acid can come up as well and cause damage to the esophagus. Bacteria in the mouth that can cause a ‘rotten egg’ gas: this is not so much bad taste but more bad breath.

What causes breath to smells like poop?

Periodontal disease, which is a severe form of gingivitis, can cause bad breath that smells like poop. This smell is caused by the compounds released by the anaerobic bacteria, which are known as volatile sulphur compounds— specifically the methyl mercaptan.

Why do some people’s bad breath smell like poop?

Poor oral hygiene can cause your breath to smell like poop. Failing to brush and floss your teeth properly and regularly can make your breath smell because plaque and bacteria accumulate on and between your teeth. Food that’s not removed by flossing stays between your teeth, causing your breath to smell unpleasant.