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Did you know that bad breath may not always be caused by an issue within your mouth? Although we often view bad breath, also known as halitosis, with issues arising as a result of unhealthy teeth and gums, the truth is that there are numerous factors that could bring about the condition. The foods you eat, the habits you keep, the condition of your mouth, and even underlying conditions deep within your body all play a key role in the development of halitosis.

If you’re looking to enhance your oral health care, it is important to be aware of any issues that are causing halitosis to arise. If you are suffering from halitosis, that means foul odors are emanating from your mouth. It could also be a sign of health problems or issues deep within your body. Bad breath can even be caused by something as simple as the food you are eating. Garlic and onions are known for causing bad breath and coffee also tends to affect the air that you exhale. However, if you’re suffering from poor oral hygiene, smoke and chew tobacco, or have excessive plaque buildup, you may be suffering from severe halitosis.

Poor oral hygiene can also lead to bad breath. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, which refers to infections with your gum tissue, bad breath can be present. In addition, underlying conditions in your body including liver and kidney problems as well as respiratory tract infections are known to cause bad breath.

To upgrade your smile with halitosis treatments, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in Orem, Utah. If you would like Dr. Jared Hill and our team at Hill Family Dental to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call our dentist office at 801-225-7110.