What is Bad Breath? Reasons of bad breath? Looking for Dentist nearby for bad breath? Remedies for bad breath?

Are you embarrassed of unpleasant breath in front of your friends and family?

Don't worry it can happen to anyone, you might need to consult a dentist nearby or oral-health-care professionals.

What is Bad Breath?

Bad breath also known as Halitosis or malodor in medical terms is breath that has an unpleasant smell resulting from poor dental health habits and may be sign of other health problems.

Morning Mouth?

Not all bad breaths can be considered as health concerns ,some types of them, such as "morning mouth," are considered to be normal because the saliva that regularly washes away decaying food and odors during the daytime diminishes at night while you sleep. Which results in your mouth becomes dry, and dead cells adhere to your tongue and to the inside of your cheeks. Large amount of bacteria that live in the mouth (particularly on the back of the tongue) use these cells as food and expel compounds that have a foul odor.

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Main Reasons of bad breath?

  • Poor dental hygiene or dental health habits: Infrequent or improper brushing and flossing can leave food particles to decay inside the mouth.

  • Infections in the mouth: Gum diseases or Periodontal diseases

  • Xerostomia (Dry mouth): salivary gland problems, medications or by "mouth breathing."

  • Respiratory tract infections: Infections of Throat, sinus, & lung.

  • Systemic illnesses: Diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease ,gastric diseases etc.

  • External agents:  Certain food and health habits like Garlic, onions, coffee, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco.

Symptoms of bad breath?

  • Poor dental hygiene: Teeth are coated with film or plaque, food debris trapped between teeth, pale or swollen gums

  • Infections in the mouth: Gums can be red, swollen and bleed easily, especially after brushing or flossing a draining of pus (abscess) at the base of a tooth; loose teeth or a change in "fit" of a denture; painful, open sores on the tongue or gums

  • Respiratory tract infections: Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes ("swollen glands") in the neck, fever, stuffy nose, a greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, a mucus-producing cough

  • External agents — Cigarette stains on fingers and teeth, a uniform yellow "coffee stain" on teeth

  • Dry mouth — Difficulty swallowing dry foods, difficulty speaking for a prolonged period because of mouth dryness, a burning sensation in the mouth, an unusually high number of dental caries, dry eyes.

  • Systemic (bodywide) illnesses — Symptoms of diabetes, lung disease, kidney failure or liver disease.

Easy Remedies for bad breath? 

  • Lemon Juice can be useful for curing bad breath as it has acidic content that prevents growth of bacteria in your mouth.

  • Fennel is a very effective mouth freshener that helps control bad breath because it contains many antimicrobial properties that fights the bacteria in the mouth.

  • Cinnamon, another remedy for bad breath, contains cinnamic aldehyde, an essential oil that not only covers up bad breath but also reduces amount of bacteria in your mouth.

  • Cloves having an antibacterial properties helps in getting rid of bad breath and help freshen up your breath.

  • Drink plenty of water and swish cool water around in your mouth.

  • Brush after every meal and floss, at-least twice a day.

  • Try to replace your toothbrush every two to three months.

  • Go for regular dental checkups and cleaning at-leash twice a year.

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