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Is your halitosis being caused by an unknown ailment? Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a disorder that is caused from foul odors coming from the mouth. Typically, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene or infection in your mouth, but it can stem from deeper problems within your body as well.

Bad breath is often linked to other serious disorders such as upper respiratory tract infections and liver and kidney problems. Oftentimes, bad breath is a sign or precursor of a worsening disorder or ailment. If you have bad breath, check for additional signs and symptoms of your health to determine if it may be linked to something more serious.

The habits and diet you keep may be the cause of your bad breath. Reduce your risk of halitosis by eating healthy foods and quitting bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Be aware that many standard medications can cause bad breath as a potential side effect. Additional risks of bad breath can be avoided by brushing and flossing daily, as well as reducing plaque buildup on your teeth and gums.

Dr. Chet B. Hawkins and our team will help you with your oral health care in any way we can, including eliminating bad breath and its causes. If you would like to schedule a visit to our dentist office in Houston, Texas, please call us at 281-488-4242. We look forward to hearing from you soon!