Something About The Bad Breath Causes

Do you have a friend or work colleague with bad breath? I’m sure everyone has at least one and there is a reason for it. There are contributing factors and certain medical conditions including diet that can be attributed to the various causes of bad breath.

Your Diet

Garlic and onions are very common examples of foods with such strong odors that they remain on your breath for extended periods of time. Brushing your teeth and using mouth fresheners and ultrasonic scaler  will only give you temporary relief, because traces find their way into your exhaled breath. These kinds of aromatic foods have become so well known for causing bad breath that many people now avoid them as much as possible.

Left-over food particles stuck between your teeth will rot and also cause you to suffer from bad breath. It is important to ensure any excess food particles are removed from your mouth, while you thoroughly clean your teeth. Your mouth is a lovely warm, wet environment, that encourages tooth decay, which will lead to nasty odors. It is imperative to brush and floss at least once a day.

Your smelly breath may or may not be caused by what you eat, depending on what you put inside your body. There are certain things that you can eat to help ease the bad breath. Research has shown that certain foods have a beneficial effect in counteracting bad breath. These include lettuce and parsley.

Smoking or use of tobacco products irritates the gum, causes loss of taste and discoloration of the teeth. People who smoke are also more likely to suffer from gum disease such as periodontal disease which are known to cause bad breath.

Certain medications like antidepressants, diuretics and aspirin can lead to a decrease in saliva production causing dry mouth (xerostomia). Since our saliva is our body natural mouthwash to help cleanse and reduce bacteria in our mouth, a lack of saliva production can result in our breath smelling bad. Similarly, due to the inactivity of our salivary glands during sleep, that is also why most people wake up with a foul smelling morning breath.

On other rare occasions, halitosis can also be cause by other health or medical problems such as infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, throat or tonsil infection, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment.

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