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Bad Breath
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Bad Breath
  • Bad breath is a problem which is faced by almost
    everybody, even those people who dont care to
    admit it. While chronic bad breath (also known as
    halitosis) can have more serious causes,
    occasional bad breath can be prevented quite
    easily with good medical care.

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What are common causes of bad breath?
  • If you are suffering from chronic or severe bad
    breath which is also known as halitosis, it is
    important to find out the cause, so that you can
    have an effective treatment.Halitosis has many
    causes, including the following
  • Tobacco use - If you smoke, quit. Your bad breath
    may be due to other causes, too, but tobacco use
    is a guarantee of bad breath. If you have made up
    your mind to quit, ask your doctor for advice and
    support.
  • What you eat, or don't eat - Certain food items,
    such as garlic contribute to bad breath, but
    temporarily. Because, when they go into the
    bloodstream, the smell is goes out through the
    breath, but the odors remain until the body
    processes the food, so theres no quick fix.

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What are common causes of bad breath?
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  • Dry mouth - If your mouth is very dry, there is
    not enough saliva to wash away extra food
    particles and bacteria, which can further cause
    an unpleasant smell if they build up on the
    teeth.
  • Infections - Bad breath that seems to have no
    other cause may show an infection elsewhere in
    the body. If you are having chronic bad breath
    and your dentist pulls out any oral problem, see
    your doctor for check up.
  • Bad breath can be a sign of a variety of
    conditions which includes respiratory tract
    infections, chronic sinusitis or bronchitis,
    diabetes, or liver and kidney problems, so the
    problem shouldnt be ignored.

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What are common causes of bad breath?
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  • The best way to improve bad breath is to follow
    an oral care routine which includes twice-daily
    tooth brushing and daily flossing to remove the
    food particles and bacteria that can cause bad
    breath.
  • Mouthwashes have the ability to enhance bad
    breath, but for the short term, and if you have a
    chronic problem, your dentist may advise an
    antimicrobial rinse to help keep bacteria at bay.

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Ways to protect against bad breath
  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day to
    remove plaque bacteria. Follow up with a good
    tongue brushing. Special attention should be
    provided to the back of your tongue, where most
    odour-causing bacteria are found.
  • Floss effectively to help remove food particles.
    If reaching your back teeth is difficult, a floss
    holder can help.
  • Use a mouthwash that fights with bad breath to
    keep your mouth at its freshest.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. The
    amount of water you need shall vary based on your
    daily activity level and the number of
    medications you take that cause dry mouth.Chew
    sugarless gum to stimulate saliva production.
    Eating a mint is a temporary but less advised
    method for breath freshening because it can leave
    a sugary residue behind.
  • Chronic bad breath can be a sign of a more
    serious condition, so you should consult a dental
    professional if you have so.
  • Know about the food items that can cause bad
    breath.

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