Bad breath, sometimes referred to as the halitosis is a typical disorder that can be treated Sometimes, it can be a embarrassing, smelly tooth.
Sometimes, people seems to be less conscious of the issue. There are many reasons associated with bad breath, typically is the result of the lack of good dental hygiene.
Regular flossing and brushing, as well as regular dental cleanings and checkups are the best way to avoid bad breath.
But, if persistent bad breath is present, even with healthy oral hygiene There could be different reasons behind the mouth odor , and a consult to the CDA members dentist, or doctor is recommended.
The Smell Could Be a Result Of The Treath You Exhale.
The smelly foods, particularly onions and garlic are usually the reason for breath smell. The food that is absorbed into the bloodstream gets transferred to the lungs, from where it is expelled with the smell remaining.
Mouthwash, flossing, and brushing can only mask the smell for a short time. The smells persist until the body is able to eliminate the food.
Additionally, during digestion when digestion occurs, the odor could be able to make its way back into the esophagus before being eliminated during breathing and talking.
Sometimes, smells emanating from sinuses or the lungs can be a contributing factor to bad breath.
Bronchitis, sinus infection or another respiratory tract disease can be identified by the smell of breath. Additionally, post-nasal drip which accumulates in the throat’s back can cause breath smell.
Mouthwashing with mouthwash is a great way to rid the throat of fluids. The throat, which can reduce the impact.
Tobacco is another popular source of mouth odor since the smoke from cigarettes is inhaled, and as a result is exhaled. If you are a smoker ask the dentist to get advice or assistance in quitting.
Dry Mouths Could Be The Cause.
A healthy flow of saliva cleanses the tissues and teeth, and is vital to keep the mouth in equilibrium. One of the most common side effects of many medicines is decreased saliva flow, resulting in dry mouth (also known as xerostomia) and an increase in mouth odor.
Dry mouth could result from other issues that affect the salivary glands or due to breathing continuously in the mouth. There are a variety of over-the-counter remedies available to treat xerostomia. Your CDA dentist member can advise you on the best method to treat this issue.
Other Medical Conditions That May Contribute To Mouth Odor
Beyond sinus infections and the lungs, there are a variety of ailments that can be recognized by mouth odor. This includes digestion disorders, diabetes, and kidney and liver problems.
When the CDA member dentist concludes your mouth in good health you may be taken to your family doctor or a specialist to find out the root of your breath problems.
What Can I do
The best way to eliminate mouth odor is to practice good hygiene. Breath sprays and mouthwashes are mostly for cosmetic use and don’t provide long-lasting effects.
In addition, most breath mints contain citric acid or sugar and, if allowed to dissolve slowly in the mouth, can cause decay. The products are best used sparingly. If you regularly use some of the products in order to mask oral odor, you should consult your CDA dentist who is a member.