Caring for Your Smile By Treating Halitosis

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A common symptom that typically arises with any kind of health ailments within your body is bad breath. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is often a result of foul odors emanating from your mouth. This can be caused by something as simple as the foods you eat or can be brought on by lifestyle habits or underlying oral health or physical health ailments within your body.

If you are eating foods that have breath offending substances such as garlic, onions or coffee, you will be at an increased risk for bad breath. Furthermore, smoking and chewing tobacco are also shown to help reduce bad breath symptoms. In addition, medications that produce dry mouth as a side effect will put you at an increased risk for gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath and several other oral health ailments.

Did you know that poor oral hygiene and the presence of toothaches and gum disease are known risk factors for bad breath? It’s true because these issues can infect your mouth and give rise to odor-producing bacteria. Bad breath can even be caused by underlying issues in your body such as liver or kidney problems and respiratory tract infections.

If you are ready for a halitosis treatment from our dentist office in Hermitage, Tennessee, then you are welcome to call us at 615-889-8202. Dr. Burger, Dr. Whitt, Dr. Speck and our entire team look forward to seeing you soon!