Monday, December 11

Causes of Bad Breath

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Bad breath may be due to various reasons, but it always leads to difficulties in social contacts. It is often a reason for low self-esteem and isolation in the society. The problem is that the holder of the bad breath cannot feel it. From this suffer 15-25% of the population. And in 85-90% of cases, the bad breath is due to problems in the oral cavity.

      Patients with gum disease suffer from bad breath about four times more. Bad breath can be genetically set. It occurs equally amongst both sexes. The effect of the use of candy and sprays lasts about half an hour. The covering of the tongue with deposits of food reduces the taste and prevents the normal perception of food. The bad breath in some cases is an indicator of some kind of disease. You should always seek the source of the bad breath. When the smell coming from the nose is worse than that exhaled from the mouth, there may be a chronic inflammation of the sinuses and other problems. When the opposite phenomenon appears, this may mean that you have a chronic bronchitis, chronic gastritis, lung diseases, kidney problems, cirrhosis, and diabetes.

      It is possible people with good oral hygiene to have also bad breath. This is very rare situation. Most people have bad breath in the morning, which is a result of the low production of saliva during sleep time. If a child has bad breath, the source may be the stomach, poor hygiene of the teeth, adenoids. In the latter case there is a persistent fever and secretions are usually swallowed. This mucus is rich in bacteria and when it falls in the stomach, it interferes with the normal digestion (the food stays longer in the stomach), reduces appetite and leads to unpleasant breath. The treatment of the removal of adenoids is surgical, or the nose should be rinsed with different herbal and medicinal products.

     As people grow older, many changes in all organs and systems appear. This includes the oral cavity. The volume of the pulp reduces and consequently the regenerative capacity of the dentin also reduces, many teeth are lost and 80% of people develop gum diseases. The complete removal of the teeth and the use of dentures also cause problems with the breath. In such cases you should be on appropriate diet, should increase the oral hygiene and should treat the mouth diseases. The use of onion and garlic is a good protection against periodontal disease, but the problem with the breath remains.

      What you should do is not waiting until you feel bad breath in your mouth; you should brush your teeth regularly with an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste. The other important thing is to visit your dentist at least 3 times a year. If there is any problem your dentist will find it and heal it.

The word for bad breath in Danish is Dårlig Ånde so if you feel like this is a problem for you, you can click on the link. For some useful information about flour, click here. Although the website is in Danish, you can help yourself out with Google Translator.


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