Halitosis Symptoms and Causes

Seven types of halitosis are what cause 99% of all bad breath. Each type has at least one underlying cause. The causes for each type of halitosis are too different to be grouped together under the same name and, needless to say, fought the same way. There are common reasons for halitosis, such as tooth decay, eating garlic, smoking, and drinking alcohol. Although these are often the first causes you see on many websites talking about halitosis, they are the obvious reasons that all have easy answers to fixing them. True halitosis that isn’t caused by one of these factors can be a symptom of a serious illness such as diabetes, liver and kidney problems, hormonal issues, etc. Anyone with chronic halitosis should consult with their doctor as it could be a symptom of something serious. If the doctor determines a serious illness isn’t the cause, most likely one or several of the explanations on this page might be the cause.

One reason bad breath can be felt as a malodor is due to the accumulation of volatile sulfur compounds, which are created by gram-negative bacteria. This is the final stage in the underlying direct cause. So what are the real causes of bad breath? From our research and observations, we divide halitosis cases into 5 types: gastroenterological, dry mouth, bacteria/yeast infection, mucus based, and lung based. We have been seeing strong results with Calendula Chocolates fighting the first three types of halitosis. If your doctor says you are completely healthy, Calendula Chocolates and proper nutrition may be the perfect answer to your chronic bad breath. If you believe your halitosis is being caused by mucus or lung based problems, it is important to get a second opinion.