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One of the most common forms of oral health ailments that can arise is halitosis. Halitosis, also called bad breath, is the result of foul odors emanating from your mouth. They can be caused by everything from the types of food you eat, to any unhealthy lifestyle habits you may have. Furthermore, bad breath can be linked to an oral health condition and deeper underlying problems within your body.

If you routinely find yourself suffering from halitosis, it may be linked to an underlying condition in your body. This could be caused by something as simple as the food you’re eating or can be more complex, including links to an underlying oral health condition that you have not detected. If you are suffering from gum disease or a toothache, it could be linked to bad breath. Smoking and chewing tobacco can also lead to plaque buildup. In addition, bad breath can be linked to underlying conditions such as respiratory tract infections, liver problems, or even kidney malfunctions.

To visit the office of Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC, we invite you to book an appointment with Dr. Kevin Caldwell and our team at our dentist office. We are located in Webb City, Missouri, and can be reached at 417.673.1988. We look forward to supporting your oral health needs.