Were you aware that halitosis, also known as bad breath, can be a sign of poor dental health habits including underlying health conditions deep within the body? Even though bad breath often arises from foul odors and bacteria present in your mouth, it is important to visit your dentist for a thorough examination to determine its cause. Furthermore, it is important to protect your smile against bad breath by understanding its risk factors.
Underlying ailments within your body including liver and kidney problems, as well as respiratory tract infections are known to contribute to bad breath. If you are suffering from bad breath and traditional treatments such as mouthwash and brushing and flossing are not keeping it at bay, it is important to see with your dentist to determine if an underlying ailment is present.
If you are suffering from bad breath, it can also be linked to poor oral hygiene and dental habits that you keep. This includes excessive plaque buildup and gum disease. In addition, if you have dentures, is important always clean them on a daily basis to ensure they are safe from bacteria that produce bad breath.
Dr. Jorge Pinera and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Houston, Texas. Our dentist at Sensitive Dental can help you find which bad breath treatment will work best for you. To set up an appointment, please call us at 281-531-1000.