Halitosis or bad breath
Halitosis, more commonly called bad breath is a persistent or frequent “inconvenience” of breath often experienced in a shameful way.
The causes of bad breath:
- most cases of bad breath come from the mouth itself and can be caused by:
- some foods like garlic, onions or some spices.
- bad oral hygiene.
- Oral infection
- alcoholic drinks
- hormonal problems in some pregnant women.
- morning breath caused by reducing the production of saliva at night.
Halitosis can sometimes be the symptoms of a more serious health problem such as:
- respiratory diseases, a infection of the sinuses or throat (Tonsillitis).
=Certains cancer or metabolism problems can lead to characteristic bad breath, such as:
- diabetes ;- a gastrointestinal reflux.
- kidney failure or liver.
- some medicines, such as antihistamines.
Basic preventive measures:
- Brush your teeth and tongue at least twice a day after meals.
- CHANGE TOOTHBRUSH EVERY 3 OR 4 months.
- use dental silk once a day to remove foods stuck between teeth.
- clean dentures regularly.
- drink enough water to ensure the hydration of the mouth.
- suck candy or chewing gum (ideally without sugar) in case of dry mouth.
- consume fibers (fruits and vegetables).
- reduce alcohol consumption.
- consult a dentist regularly, at least once a year for possible care and for regular cleaning.
Sometimes, the is subjective, imaginary or psychogenic, it is a disorder characterized by the obsession of having bad breath, which is false.
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