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Halitosis and its unfortunate causes. Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is an ailment that results from foul odors coming from the mouth. Typically, bad breath is the result of poor oral hygiene or infection in your mouth, but it can stem from deeper issues within your body as well.

Not all bad habits lead to bad breath, but poor decisions such as smoking assuredly will. Even chewing tobacco can cause bad breath. If you are a smoker, quit the habit as soon as possible or your entire smile will continue to suffer. Similarly, the foods and drinks you eat can play a heavy role in the formation of bad breath.

Bad breath is often caused by the failure to brush and floss correctly. Protect your smile by brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily. However, some causes of bad breath lie deeper within the body. Extreme illnesses such liver and kidney infections, as well as upper respiratory tract infections, are all known risk factors for developing bad breath.

To discuss your teeth cleaning options with Dr. James Johnson and the rest of our team, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Houston, Texas. Our number is 713.988.0536, and we look forward to making your smile shine soon!