- by Dr Ashok Kumar Selva
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- Aug 29 2017
What is Halitosis-Bad Breath?
Bad breath, also known as halitosis or fetor oris, affects an approximate twenty-five% of people, worldwide. There are a number of possible causes of halitosis but the huge mass comes down to oral hygiene.
Here are some leading points about bad breath
Halitosis can cause remarkable concern, discomfort and anxiety but usually, it is relatively easy to cure.
Bad oral hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis
Bad breath is roughly calculated to affect one in four people worldwide
There are a number of common causes of bad breath, including tooth decay, alcohol consumption and smoking
If food particles are left in the mouth, their disintegration by bacteria creates sulfur compounds
Keeping the mouth hydrated can lessen mouth odor
Bad breath in kids is generally due to some object stuck in the nasal cavity
Unusual causes of bad breath include ketoacidosis, bowel obstruction and aspiration pneumonia
The best treatment for bad breath is regular brushing, flossing and keeping your mouth hydrated
The build-up of ketones during crash diets can cause bad breath
Symptoms and causes of bad breath:
Bad breath is a common issue that can cause remarkable psychological suffering. There are a numerous possible causes and treatments available.
A white layer on the tongue especially at the back of the tongue
Post-nasal drip, or mucous
Build up around teeth
Morning bad breath and a burning tongue
Thick saliva and a persistent need to empty your throat
Continuous sour, bitter metallic taste
Halitosis is the third most common cause that people look for dental care (after gum disease and tooth decay).
Poor dental hygiene- As bacteria break down food particles, sulfur compounds are produced that cause smell.
There is no one treatment for halitosis. The treatment relies on what is causing the issue. Avoiding dehydration and good oral hygiene, involving brushing and flossing are crucial. Some mouthwashes, lozenges and toothpastes can aid in battling halitosis.
Simple home remedies and lifestyle modifications, such as enhanced dental hygiene and quitting smoking can often abolish the issue. If bad breath continues, however, it is recommended to visit a doctor to check for underlying causes.
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