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Did you know that constantly putting your smile at risk could lead to several oral health problems? If you routinely fail to keep your mouth clean or eat unhealthy foods, several oral health risks can arise. Furthermore, underlying conditions or issues associated with plaque buildup in your mouth can give rise to a condition known as halitosis. Halitosis often occurs when individuals have foul odors emanating from their mouth. However, not all causes of halitosis arise from issues within your mouth.

If you’re suffering from halitosis, also known as bad breath, it could be a sign that you have an underlying ailment that needs to be treated. Oftentimes, bad breath is the result of plaque buildup in your mouth that has led to some sort of infection. Toothaches and gum disease often produce bad breath due to decaying odors emanating out of your mouth. Furthermore, unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco can also cause bad breath.

Most people may be unaware, but bad breath can arise due to issues deep within your body. If you have any liver problems, respiratory tract infections or kidney malfunctions, you could be suffering from bad breath.

If you would like to have a comprehensive exam for bad breath from our team at Madden Dental, simply schedule an appointment with our team by calling (713) 667-8080. Our dental office is conveniently located Houston, West University Place, and Bellaire, Texas. Dr. Karisha Madden and the rest of our team will help to get you the smile you’ve always wanted!