Halitosis, a symptom more commonly known 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 ailments within your body as well.
Have you checked to see if your bad breath symptoms are being caused by an underlying illness? In some cases, infections or oral health disorders can be present. However, do not rule out simple causes as well, which includes the foods and drinks you eat, as well as bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco.
If your bad breath is linked to an underlying disorder, it may be easy to spot. Various disorders often associated with bad breath include respiratory tract infections, kidney infections, and liver disorders. Toothaches, pulp infections, and gum disease are also common causes of bad breath. In some cases, medications you may be taking can cause or contribute to bad breath.
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