Bad breath or halitosis became a common problem nowadays. It can result from poor dental health habits and may also be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse due to the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.
All the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth. If you eat foods with strong odour brushing and flossing or even the use of mouthwash merely covers up the odour temporarily. The odour will not go away completely until the foods have passed out of your body.
Why do poor habits cause bad breath?
If you don’t brush and floss your teeth every day, food particles will remain stuck in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This is one of the major causes of bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses can also help reduce bacteria. In addition, odour causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned. Chewing tobacco and smoking can cause bad breath along with staining your teeth and also reduce your ability to taste foods and irritate your gums.
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign for various gum diseases. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque on teeth. Bacteria causes the formation of toxins, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues to be untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone. Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitted dental appliances, yeast infections present in the mouth and dental caries.
The medical condition of dry mouth can also cause bad breath. Saliva is very much necessary to moisten the mouth, neutralize the acids produced by plaque and to wash away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath.
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