Bad breath is basically smelly odor that comes from the oral cavity.
There are a few causes of bad breath:
Food – Strong odor food such as onions and garlic
Tobacco products – Nicotine and other chemical substances in cigarette can cause bad breath
Poor dental hygiene – Food debris and bacteria trapped in between teeth are most common cause of bad breath
Tooth decay – This is one of the most common cause of bad breath as well.
Dry mouth – People with less saliva, older people, people with diseases or chemotherapy/radiotherapy can have dry mouth
Infection in mouth – Oral infection from bacteria, virus, or fungus can cause bad breath
Other causes – Some systemic diseases, for example stomach or gut disorders can cause bad breath.
- How to reduce or prevent bad breath,
- Brush your teeth after you eat
- Floss at least one a day
- Brush your tongue
- Clean dentures or dental appliances
- Avoid dry mouth
- Adjust your diet
- Schedule regular dental checkup
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