Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is the result of a nasty or foul odor emanating from your mouth. It is often the result of poor oral hygiene but it may also be a symptom of a far more serious ailment within your mouth or body. Everything from the foods you eat to unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco can all play a pivotal role in your likelihood of developing bad breath.
If you fail to maintain routine brushing and flossing daily habits, you will most likely be at an increased risk for halitosis. This is due to plaque buildup and food particles in the mouth that can cause foul odors, or worse. If an oral health care condition such as gum disease begins to take place, your gum tissue begins to be infected, which often leads to odors associated with bad breath. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss.
Bad breath may also be the result of medications you are using, including those with confirmed side effects, such as bad breath. However, bad breath may also be the result of an underlying illness, including respiratory tract infections, kidney problems, and liver failures. If you do suffer from bad breath, consult with your dentist as soon as possible to discover the root cause.
Our team at Planet Smile focuses on a variety of bad breath treatments to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. , please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Pflugerville, Texas. We can be reached at 512-989-3300. Come in today and improve your smile with our help.