Bad Breath Needs Dental Aid
Dr Neeraj Verma
|Some food items themselves cause bad breath because of their inherent odor. Common examples of such food and beverages include onion, garlic, cheese, certain spices, orange juice and soda. Once these are digested and the volatile oils are absorbed into the blood stream, they are carried into the lungs and given off as bad breath.
Bad breath may also be a sign of a health problem. Chronic lung infections, liver or kidney diseases and diabetes are some conditions that may result in bad breath in these chronically ill patients. The other sources of bad breath could be nose, tonsils and stomach.
In most cases (85-90 percent) bad breath originates in the mouth itself. The intensity of bad breath differs during the day due to eating certain foods as mentioned above, or obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption. Because the mouth is exposed to less oxygen and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening (morning breath).
The most common location for mouth related halitosis is the tongue. Large quantities of naturally occurring bacteria are often found in the posterior dorsum or the back portion of the tongue, where they are relatively undisturbed by normal activity. This part of the tongue is relatively dry and poorly cleansed. The odors are produced mainly due to anaerobic breakdown of proteins into individual amino acids, which further breakdown to produce foul gases.
Gum disease occurring as chronic periodontitis, sublingual bacterial plaque, or pus pockets in the gums are some of the other local causes of bad breath.
Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasant odor It’s also known as halitosis. This odor can occur from time to time, or it can be long lasting, depending on the cause. bad breath is usually caused by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. badbreath is not contagious, meaning you cannot catch it from someone else.chronibadbreath, known as Halitosis, does not come from the stomach. The only odor that comes from the stomach is when you burp. Food eaten such as garlic and spicy foods once absorbed into the body can release odor through the lungswhen you breath
Bad Breath Causes:
There are a number of causes of bad breath foremost among them being bacteria in the mouth, stomach and intestinal disturbances, bowel sluggishness, sinus or throat infections, and tobacco and alcohol use.
Symptoms Bad Breath:
Some bad breath symptoms sour taste, metallic taste, post nasal drainage, halitotis, film on tongue, tongue film, dry mouth, yellow film.
Bad Breath Remedies:
* Brush your teeth in the morning, in the evening, and after every meal, specially after consuming milk products, fish and meat.
* Wash the tongue with baking soda dissolved in warm water to reduce the acidity in your mouth making a less friendly environment for the bacteria to grow.
* Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
* Talk to your periodontist about gum and teeth problems that might be the cause of badbreath Rinse your mouth before sleeping with a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon added.
* Drink green tea. And it doesn’t hurt to swish it around in your mouth before you swallow it: it will kill the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
* Change your toothbrush every month. Bacteria build up on your brush and you are putting those bad ones back into your mouth every time you brush your teeth.
* Use mouthwash with high chlorophyll content.