HalitosisBad breath¬† is if a person’s breath regularly has unpleasant smell. Bad breath or Halitosis becomes a serious problem for some people, especially if suffered in permanently.

You tend to avoid anybody who has a smelly breath. Many people with Halitosis aren’t aware that there is a problem. For mothers or women is usually very concerned about it because it can affect the impression to others.

Some Causes of Bad Breath:

1. Health Conditions

Upper tract infections like respiratory problems can be the causes. They are like chronic Bronchitis, sinusitis or nasal matters. The other health conditions are diabetes, gastrocintestinal problem or kidney and liver diseases.

2. Food and Drink

It depends on what you eat. Some certain food such as garlic and onions can contribute Halitosis. You can detect any food by your self which one can develop unpleasant breath if you eat infrequently.

3. Mouth Problems

If you feel dry mouth, the saliva automatically cleanse your mouth and remove the odor particles. If your salivary gland has a problem, the bad breath can arise. Some medication of mouth and tobacco are also the causes of halitosis.

4. Poor Hygiene

Bad habit or do not brush regularly can make the food of drink remain within your mouth. Some food will hide between your teeth, gums ot tongue. Personal hygiene becomes the real problem.

5. Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth can be found on some people with brown or yellow patches. This condition may not affect the health of your teeth but can have unwanted side effects. Some causes of the discolored teeth are genetics, smoker, drink like coffee, some disease and medication, excessive fluoride or poor dental hygiene.

Effective Treatments of Bad Breath:

1. Brush and floss twice a day or after consuming any drink like coffee.

2. It’s better to leave smoking and eat or consume health food for example fruit, yogurt, vegetables and vitamin C. Keep¬† a good balance of diet and nutrition.

3. Reduce to consume sugar, caffein and alcohol.

4. Practice an oral hygiene everyday and use whitening toothpaste in the right amount for the discolored teeth.

5. Don’t forget to see your dentist regularly (ex. every 6 months or 1 visit/year). Check also with Specialist ENT (Earing, Nose and Throat) if your problem is not on the mouth.

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