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Are you aware of the risk factors of halitosis, as there are numerous causes that can lead to odors and foul substances emanating from your mouth? If not, it is important to remember that just because you suffer from bad breath does not mean you simply have eaten a smelly food, as it can also commonly be caused by oral health ailments such as gum disease and toothaches, as well as underlying conditions deep within the body.

If you have a deep ailment within the body, it can frequently lead to bad breath. This includes issues and problems such as liver malfunctions, kidney ailments, and respiratory tract infections. To treat bad breath, the underlying issues must first be treated.

If you have excess plaque in your mouth due to poor oral hygiene, or if you are suffering from gum disease, bad breath can frequently return until the bacteria responsible for it is destroyed. In addition, if you wear dentures, they must be cleaned on a nightly basis in order to ensure bacteria is not allowed to manifest on the prosthetics. Furthermore, medications can contribute to dry mouth which is a known risk factor for bad breath. For additional help in treating bad breath and its related symptoms, visit your dentist.

No matter which decision for your bad breath care you choose, Dr. Mark L. Pitel and our team at Mark L. Pitel, DMD, PC will make sure that you receive the care and support your smile requires. If you would like to come stop by our dentist office in Poughkeepsie, New York, please schedule an appointment at 845-454-0790.