Win the battle against halitosis with optimum oral hygiene. Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a disorder that results 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 issues within your body as well.
The foods you eat and the habits you keep could be the root cause of your bad breath. If you are a heavy smoker, you probably also suffer from bad breath. Your oral hygiene is also commonly linked to bad breath, as bacteria in plaque is a known contributor. If you are not brushing and flossing properly on a daily basis, you are at an increased risk for bad breath.
Not all sources of bad breath even originate in the mouth. Some cases lie much deeper, especially if you are suffering from other infections and disease. One common disease that causes bad breath is periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. Medications you are taking could also be the root cause of the foul odors. Other common causes of bad breath outside of your mouth include upper respiratory infections, liver problems and issues with your kidneys.
Come in and see for yourself the magic of a professional cleaning. To schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, call us at 970-945-9119 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. Corey Johnson and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.