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Is your halitosis a sign of something worse? Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a disorder that results from foul odors emanating from the mouth. Occasionally, 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.

If you are suffering from bad breath, check your physical health conditions, as it can often be linked to underlying symptoms, specifically infections. Toothaches, liver issues, kidney problems, and respiratory tract infections all often cause of bad breath.

The foods and drinks you consume could also be causing your bad breath. Keep a healthy diet and remove unhealthy foods to improve your smile and your waistline. Smoking is also a key contributor to bad breath symptoms, and bad breath is also a common side effect of many medications that you may be taking. To help treat your bad breath, speak with our dentist.

No matter which oral health care treatment you desire, Dr. Valerie Foster and our team will make sure that your teeth are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Aloha, Oregon, please contact us at 503.649.7011. A healthy smile is a happy smile!