Posted on Aug 14, 2007 | Comments 1
The most uncomfortable problem that each and every one will suffer is bad breath (halitosis). It is caused by bacteria.
The bacteria will breakdown the proteins present in the mouth. The bad breath will be caused by your food habits and health conditions.
Presence of bacteria in mouth will cause bad breath.
The main causes for bad breath (halitosis) are
Food is the major cause of bad breath. When you eat food, the food particles will get break down around your teeth and they can cause bad breath.
The foods with garlic, ginger and onion are the best known examples for bad breath.
Alcohol is also one of the major causes of bad breath.
If you have dental problems such as periodontal disease and poor dental hygiene, then there is lot of chances of getting bad breath. If you don’t brush your teeth in proper way, a sticky film or colorless bacteria will be formed between the teeth. These bacteria will lead to bad breath. If you do not brush properly, plague will be formed on your gums, which will decay your teeth.
Dry mouth is also a major source of getting bad breath. Your saliva helps in cleaning and making your mouth moist. Your dry mouth allows dead cells to form on the tongue, cheeks and gums. Because of these dead cells the bad breath will be produced from your mouth.
The diseases such as lung abscesses and lung infections will produce very foul smell breath. If your kidney got failed then you will have urine-like odor, liver failure will cause “fishy” odor, if you have high diabetes then you will have fruity breath odor.
The infections in nose, throat and mouse will also cause bad breath. Usage of tobacco products will cause bad breath. Smoking will make your mouth dry and causes an unpleasant mouth odor.
Severe dieting can also produce bad breath due to unpleasant breath from ketoacidosis. Your chemicals will get breakdown during fasting.
You can prevent bad breath by following these tips
- You should brush your teeth twice a day that is after getting out of bed (morning) and before going to bed (night).
- Floss daily. If you floss daily then the food particles will not stay between your teeth.
- Brush your tongue by using tongue cleaner. If you brush your tongue regularly then the dead cells present in the tongue will get removed.
- Keep your teeth clean by cleaning your dentures daily.
- By drinking plenty of water your mouth will get moist and will not lead to dryness.
- Change your toothbrush for every 3 months.
- You should go for regular dental checkups.
You should take care of your teeth, tongue and mouth in order to reduce bad breath from your mouth. You should not forget to brush and floss daily.
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