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Halitosis can be caused by illness outside your mouth. Bad breath is often an indicator of a deeper underlying illness. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is the result of highly unpleasant odors coming from your mouth. These odors are often the result of buildup within your mouth, but can also be the result of something worse. 

Listed below are a few things you should know about bad breath to help you comprehend what may be the cause of yours:

— One of the greatest treatments for bad breath is mouthwash, as it can help wash away harmful bacteria and food residue that are the cause of many bad breath issues.

— Stop bad habits that can contribute to bad breath, such as smoking or chewing tobacco.

— Bad breath can spawn from respiratory tract infections and kidney and liver issues.

— Inadequate oral hygiene can cause bad breath, specifically the buildup of plaque in your mouth.

— Bad breath can spawn from gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

— Bad breath can spawn from medications that produce dry mouth as a symptom.

— Bad breath is most often caused by incorrect brushing and flossing, or lack thereof.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible bad breath treatment with Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher and our team at Professional Dental & Implant Center, please call (212) 579-0552 to set up a visit in New York, New York. There is no time like the present to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!