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The bacteria living in your mouth can cause chronic Bad Breath

What is bad breath?

Bad breath is estimated to affect 1 in 4 people globally. It can be a truly major problem. It is medically called Halitosis. The most common cause of halitosis is bad oral hygiene can affect poor dental health habits and may be other health problems. It can be disconcerting and in some cases may even cause anxiety. Hence, Keeping the mouth hydrated is essential

Symptoms: The main symptom is a foul-smelling breath that doesn’t go. Halitosis odors vary, depending on the source or the underlying cause.

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 Facts about Bad breath you should know

 Here are some key points about bad breath 

  1. General oral health: Most bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene. However, food patches can remain in your mouth and a sticky figure-up of bacteria can form on your teeth If you don’t clean your teeth and your whole mouth regularly. Keeping a thorough oral care routine is the best defense against it. 
  2. Brushing reduces bad breath: Keep a toothbrush at work to use after eating smelly foods, especially meat and eggs.
  3. Eating flavored food & drink: Use a mouth freshener after eating certain foods like cheese, onions, garlic, orange juice, cold drinks, coffee, certain vegetables, spices, and soda pop other common foods can cause bad breath.
  4. Smoking is terrible for your breath: Tobacco chewing and smoking cigarettes cause bad breath and many serious oral health issues. Apart from leaving your mouth smelling like an ashtray, they damage the gum tissue and cause gum infection. 
  5. Dry mouth: keep your mouth clean by removing food particles that lead to bad breath. To keep your mouth moist, drink plenty of water.

What’s the most common cause of bad breath? 

 The most probable cause of halitosis is poor oral hygiene. Without proper oral hygiene like brushing, flossing and routine dental cleanings — dangerous bacteria invade your mouth and multiply out of control. This can lead to several oral health issues like halitosis, cavities, and goo disease. 

Treatment 

The treatment depends on the root cause of the issue. If it is due to poor oral hygiene, a dental cleaning and improved oral hygiene at home will probably help. The best method to reduce bad breath is good oral health. It’s recommended that individuals visit the dentist for a check-up and cleaning twice a year. The dentist may recommend a toothpaste that includes an antibacterial agent or an antibacterial mouthwash.

How can you permanently get rid of bad breath?

As mentioned above, treating the underlying condition is the only halitosis cure. Gum and breath mints only cover up the problem.

Once your dentist determines what caused halitosis, they can create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Halitosis is a common problem that causes low self-esteem. But, it isn’t something to be ashamed of. It’s often just your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. The good news is that you can usually get relief from halitosis by treating the underlying health condition. Your dentist and primary care physician can work together to determine what’s practical for you.

If you are suffering from the same symptoms and You are confused about what to do, book an appointment with our dentist at Dental World, so that our dentist can help determine what’s causing your  mouth smell bad and recommend treatment to address the issue.

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