Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is a condition frequently related to poor oral hygiene or oral diseases, where self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image are affected.
Being able to eliminate halitosis successfully is dependent on determining the exact cause of it. The most common causes of halitosis are the following:
Dental causes: Such as caries, chronic or acute inflammatory gum disease, oral injuries and defect restorations such as fillings, crowns and bridges in bad conditions.
Non-dental causes: Related to systemic diseases, drugs, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory infections such as bronchitis, tonsillitis, oral breathing, and others. Only 7% and 10% of the halitosis cases have outside mouth origin.
Transitory causes: Such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and ingesting smelly drinks and foods (garlic, onions, condiments, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, etc.).
Poor oral hygiene: The product of the incorrect use of the brushing techniques on the teeth and between teeth by not flossing after each toothbrushing or at least once a day, and not brushing the tongue as well.
To determine the cause of the halitosis it´s required an examination by a dentist in search of the cause of the bad breath.
How to prevent bad breath:
- Get a dental check-up every 6 months.
- Brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes using a toothbrush in good condition at least 3 times a day.
- Floss after every toothbrushing or minimum once a day, being the most recommended at night (before going to bed).
- Use alcohol-free mouthwash after finishing each toothbrushing.
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