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Why can bad breath smell?

Millions of people around the world dailyface a problem such as bad breath. Perhaps you happened to meet a person from whom you want to stay away or vice versa - you are the very person from whom everyone strives to move away at least a couple of meters (and not because the coronavirus). However, many do not pay attention to this problem, which, according to doctors, is a very big mistake, since the appearance of bad breath can indicate health problems. In this article, we will consider the most common causes associated with the appearance of halitosis, and also tell what scientists from the Harvard University Medical School advise.

Bad breath can indicate health problems


  • 1 Why does it smell badly?
  • 2 Oral hygiene and gum disease
  • 3 Diseases of the internal organs
  • 4 How to get rid of bad breath?

Why does it smell badly?

Although we don’t want to admit it, but fromof time, each person is faced with bad breath. However, for some people this is a serious problem. According to researchers on the official website of the Harvard Medical School, approximately 30% of the population is constantly looking for a way to solve this delicate problem. In fact, halitosis most often occurs immediately after waking up or after eating garlic. Other causes of occasional bad breath include some drinks (including alcoholic drinks or coffee) and tobacco smoking.

Smoking one of the common causes of bad breath. The same applies to smoking electronic cigarettes, be careful!

Some people may not be awareproblems and learn about it from a relative, friend or colleague, which, of course, does not add self-confidence. The main thing here is not to lie to yourself and believe the people who made your remark, it is better to know about your problems. In severe cases, halitosis can cause a deterioration in personal relationships and the quality of life of a person. And sometimes a sign of serious illness. But why does this problem arise and is it possible to deal with it?

In some cases, bad breath is caused by stomach problems

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Oral Hygiene and Gum Disease

I think we were all told in childhood that teethneed to be cleaned twice a day. In fact - and many dentists adhere to this opinion - it would not hurt to brush our teeth after each meal. The fact is that bad breath is usually caused by bacteria that are present on the teeth and tongue. This is why oral hygiene and the timely treatment of gum disease, if any, is so important. Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, as well as dry mouth - a condition in which the salivary glands do not secrete enough saliva to maintain natural moisture in the mouth, in most cases cause bad breath.

The language also needs to be cleaned, for this there are even special devices.

Tongue brush

A regular visit can solve the - at least once every six months. The doctor will help with the treatment of gum disease, as well as identify any other problems in the oral cavity that can cause bad breathing. Rotten teeth, holes in the teeth - all this must be urgently treated.

From myself I can add that if you suffer from thoseor other gum disease (and even if not), then an irrigator may be an excellent solution - of course, after consulting with your doctor - This is such a cool thing that flushes the holes between the teeth with plain water. Thus, the oral cavity is cleansed of food debris and stimulates the blood supply to the gums, which is very important for periodontal diseases.

See also: What can be learned by examining a person’s teeth?

Diseases of the internal organs

Tonsillitis, various respiratory infections,such as sinusitis or bronchitis, as well as some gastrointestinal diseases, can also cause bad breath. Moreover, progressive liver or kidney disease and uncontrolled diabetes can also lead to bad breath. However, experts warn that in these cases, a person is likely to experience other symptoms besides bad breath, which should serve as a reason for seeking medical help.

In this case, to find the real reasonof this problem, the doctor should schedule an examination, including a mandatory visit to the dentist. To confirm the presence of problems, specialists use a special scale and tools to detect specific compounds that cause a foul odor. The intensity of the problem is usually assessed by the doctor by the smell that the person exhales through the nose or mouth, or by the smell of the dental floss or brush used by the patient. So if you are faced with this problem, carefully listen to your body - are you worried about a sore throat, abdominal discomfort, or other unpleasant symptoms. Remember that you need to be very serious about your health, and not only when a new coronavirus is raging outside the window, but all the time.

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In most cases, the cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene

How to get rid of bad breath?

If you notice that others do not want to with youcommunicate or make comments to you - take action, do not lie to yourself what they thought. It is possible that you are already accustomed to your smell and can not feel it. Trust people. Do not chew gum, poke in your mouth every 10 minutes with a freshener and try not to breathe while talking with people.

About the reasons why the teeth may turn yellow, I wrote earlier in this material, I recommend reading it!

Here are some helpful tips for making bad breath less nasty:

  • Dental hygiene - brush your teeth at least twice a day. If possible, clean them after each meal.
  • Change your toothbrush regularly, but rather buy an ultrasound - it cleans better
  • Stop smoking tobacco and cigarettes
  • If you have dry mouth, drink throughout the daya sufficient amount of fluid of the day, you can also use a special spray or moisturizing gel for a dry oral cavity. If no improvement is observed, be sure to consult a doctor.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. Remember that the most common cause of halitosis is related to hygiene!
  • In extreme cases, consult a doctor, you may have stomach problems.

And stop tons of garlic, it will not help you from viral diseases!

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