Bad Breath

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Bad Breath

Bad breath is a troubling condition that causes social problems.

Bad breath, especially in the morning, due to poor oral hygiene, is a physiological condition that disappears in the following hours without the need for intervention. However, there is also pathological halitosis, which is caused by another underlying disease (usually due to oral diseases), and is present at any time of the day.

What are the causes of bad breath?

The biggest factor is poor oral hygiene. Apart from that;

  • Tooth and gum diseases
  • drink little water
  • Psychologically occurring halitosis (thinking that there is bad breath even though there is no halitosis)
  • Bacteria in the root of the tongue
  • Upper respiratory tract diseases (such as sinusitis, tonsils, lung diseases)
  • Dry mouth as a result of decreased saliva secretion
  • metabolic diseases
  • Ingestion of digestive gases
  • Alcohol and tobacco consumption
  • Diabetes
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Some spicy or scented foods

What can be done to prevent bad breath?

  • The main way to prevent bad breath is to provide oral hygiene.
    • Brushing the teeth before going to bed in the morning and at night,
    • Not using toothbrushes for more than 3 months,
    • Not neglecting the cleaning of prostheses,
    • Use of mouthwash and dental floss.
  • Paying attention to the fact that it contains zinc in the selection of toothpaste, chewing gum with zinc can be beneficial.
  • You can drink around 3 liters of water during the day to prevent salivation from decreasing.
  • Alcohol and tobacco products should not be used as they cause odor.
  • Care should be taken to chew the bites thoroughly to prevent bad breath due to digestive problems.
  • A doctor should be consulted in case of bad breath caused by medication.

How is bad breath treated?

Bad breath that occurs in the morning and goes away on its own is not treated, the person can prevent this situation by himself.

If halitosis is pathological, that is, due to other underlying causes, then the main cause should be diagnosed and treated. The treatment of untrue bad breath that arises psychologically is carried out with psychological approaches.