Bad breath is associated with bad odor when we breath, results can be uncomfortable for you and embarrassment with the people around you. There are many causes for breath breath and odor such as :
- Don’t floss and brush everyday
- Use of tobacco products
- Local infection in respiratory tract
- Poor oral hygiene
- Acid re-flux
- Dry mouth
- Severe dieting etc.
When we don’t take care of oral hygiene , food particles stay in our mouth and easily collects bacteria which cause bad odor because food particles like chicken, garlic. meat and onion remain in teeth and on tongue and also around the gum leaving unpleasant odor.
Bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth (known as xerostomia), which occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva cleanses the mouth and removes particles that may cause odor. Dry mouth is caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, your dentist may prescribe an artificial saliva, or suggest using sugarless candy and increasing your fluid intake.
People who are fond of alcohol and tobacco products are always victim of bad breath due to their own lifestyle.
Dentists said Bad breath is a signal of many diseases like respiratory track infection, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, and liver or kidney ailment. So consult to your Health care provider as soon as possible.
BY changing the lifestyle and maintaining the good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing after every meal and before going to bed , one can easily get rid of this problem.Schedule dentist vists are also helpful for many underlay problems. Avoid alcohol and tobacco products and smoking for good oral health.