Many people suffer from bad breath also known as halitosis and it can be embarrassing. They can’t talk freely with other people because of halitosis. It almost takes away your freedom to talk. You have to avoid talking with others or keep some distance while talking. It is very embarrassing when someone tells you that your mouth stinks. To get rid of bad breath you must first know what is bad breath? What causes it?
Bad breath is an early warning from the body:
Many people have problems with their stomach such as peptic ulcer, chronic gastritis, functional dyspepsia, etc. which causes halitosis. These are curable and we can stop halitosis causing due to these diseases.
Constipation can cause bad breath as the harmful substances produced in our body can not be discharged in time and becomes the root of halitosis. It is common in some people and it can be cured with medicines and other herbal products.
Pneumonia and nasal diseases:
In these diseases, the lungs are inflamed and the gas produced after breathing through the lungs is contaminated and causes the bad breath. The same is true for the causes of nasal illness. In these diseases, you must seek advice from the doctors or experts in this field.
What causes bad breath:
Poor oral hygiene:
It is advised to brush your teeth twice a day but many people only wash teeth in the morning and they don’t brush teeth at night and it leads to the food particles remain in your mouth, causing bad breath. Failing to keep dental hygiene. These food particles decompose in your mouth and make your mouth smell.
Dental calculus or Tarter:
There are many bacteria in the tarter which can cause halitosis. They have a protective film that makes them difficult to be washed away by saliva. These Anaerobic bacteria break down food residues and create bad breath and can further damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities.
Dry mouth (Xerostomia):
Saliva is your best “weapon” to deal with bad breath. But in some people, the secretion of saliva is low and leads to dry mouth. Saliva helps to remove food particles and other particles that can cause halitosis, but due to dry mouth, its effect will be lowered. Sometimes people don’t drink the proper amount of recommended water which can make your mouth go dry and smell.
Smoking and tobacco products:
Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco will lead to bad breath. When you talk your mouth will smell like cigarettes or tobacco. The smoke you inhale will be accumulated in your lungs and cause halitosis. It may also cause gum disease, oral cancer, and lung cancer.
How to get rid of bad breath?
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Brush and floss your teeth:
Brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day will help you to get rid of the unwanted bad breath. You should also brush your tongue so the particles of food or bacteria will be removed and you will get a fresh feeling.
Drink plenty of water:
Drinking water will keep your mouth moist and help in secretion of saliva and protect from dry mouth. It will reduce or even eliminate it.
There are many mouthwash products available in the market and every store is loaded with them. Use mouthwash to clean your mouth. It will remove bad breath temporarily.
Eat raw vegetables and fruits:
Eating raw vegetables and fruits will promote the secretion of saliva, which will help to moisten the mouth and remove the food debris on the teeth and stuck between teeth. The friction from chewing raw vegetables and fruits will help to remove the food particles on the teeth.
See a Dentist or doctor:
Bad breath is related to oral hygiene. You must visit the dentist regularly. Sometimes halitosis may cause due to medications. In this case, you must seek help from your doctor.