Poor Oral Hygiene
One of the top reasons your breath smells bad under your mask is because you have poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene usually means there is a buildup of bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria releases sulfur compounds that smell like rotten eggs and is the source of your bad breath. So why is there so much bacteria in your mouth? It’s usually due to not brushing and flossing either not effectively or not enough. If you skip dental cleanings, there’s probably also tartar stuck to your teeth that is only removable from your dentist.
When all these bacteria harbor in your mouth, it can not only cause bad breath but also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Our first word of advice if you’re suffering from bad breath is to visit a dentist ASAP, especially if you’re overdue for a dental cleaning. Dr. Firouzian can help you restore oral health and kick your bad breath for good.