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Knowing How to Enhance Your Smile: Halitosis Risk Factors

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Knowing How to Enhance Your Smile: Halitosis Risk Factors

Have you ever suffered from halitosis before? Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, is a condition in which your mouth is consistently producing foul odors that continue to occur. In many cases, the foul odors can be the result of bacteria in your mouth or the result of an underlying condition that first needs to be treated before the bad breath can be eliminated.

Deep underlying conditions in your body including liver or kidney problems as well as respiratory tract infections have been shown to produce bad breath. Typically, these symptoms may go unnoticed and only arise when brought to the attention of our medical professionals. If you routinely suffer from bad breath, you will want to visit our doctor for a comprehensive examination.

In some cases, bad breath may be the result of bacteria in your mouth. Use mouthwash and oral hygiene routines including brushing and flossing to help remove plaque and bacteria that can easily contribute to bad breath. Furthermore, it could be the result of foul odors associated with garlic, onions, coffee and other smelly products in your diet. Even smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to bad breath. In addition, if you have an underlying ailment such as a toothache or gum disease, bad breath smells can result.

Dr. Robert Berry and our team would love to see you at our dental office in Broomfield, Colorado. For oral health care restorations and repairs at Mountain Aire Dentistry, please call us at (303) 731-7755.