Halitosis or Bad Breath
What is Halitosis or Bad Breath?
As we all know, bad breath can be temporary due to something we ate But it may also be caused by problems of the teeth or gums. It can also be caused by stomach or intestinal problems. Halitosis, or Bad Breath, is how we describe the smell from our mouths when we exhale. Usually, our Bad Breath comes from the mouth due to eating certain foods like heavy spices or onions or food with garlic. Sometimes eating meat or fish can give you bad breath, as well as cheese. And we all know that smoking and alcohol leave a strong smell. When we awake, “morning breath” is also a form of Halitosis. Usually, we can get rid of Bad Breath when we brush our teeth or gargle. Having something to eat clears up the empty stomach reason for bad breath.
But sometimes bad breath is not a temporary problem. It may be a serious and ongoing condition. It is then important to find the reason for the problem, and focus on getting rid of the cause.
The tongue is the most common source of mouth-related halitosis. Bacteria are found on in the back area of the tongue, which can get dry. It is also the part that most people ignore and do not clean. When left on the tongue, food remnants and mucous from can cause a bad smelling odor.
Many parts of the mouth can contribute to bad breath, but the most common culprit is the back area of the tongue. It can also come from food between your teeth, from tooth decay and from problems with dentures. Cuts, sores or other mouth diseases can be causes as well. Gum or periodontal diseases may also cause Bad Breath.
Products for Halitosis or Bad Breath
Brushing your teeth regularly and using mouth wash are the best methods to prevent Halitosis, if there are no medical problems causing it. Using a tongue scrapper has also been found to be effective.
HaliTonic works by cleansing the toxins from your mouth and digestive tract. It addresses most of the common causes of halitosis. Using HaliTonic may prevent Bad Breath since it treats the underlying causes.
Treatment for Halitosis or Bad Breath
Good oral hygiene is probably your best cure for Halitosis. You should always try brushing your teeth and using mouth wash first. It is usually all you need for simple forms of Bad Breath. However, if the cause is related to some medical problem, treating the illness may be the only way to rid you of Bad Breath. The best treatment method is to address the root cause of halitosis.
Prevention of Halitosis or Bad Breath
Normal and regular oral hygiene prevents Bad Breath. If possible, you should brush your teeth after every mea l or at least two times a day. Since food particles on the tongue and between your teeth can cause Halitosis, simple brushing can prevent this from occurring. Brush the surface of your tongue as well or use a scraper on your tongue at least once a day to remove bacteria that coat your tongue. When the tongue harbors bacteria, it may be a cause of halitosis. Specially designed tongue cleaners are very effective for removing the bacteria from the area in the back area of the tongue. You should also floss your teeth after every meal. Plaque and food gets imbedded between your teeth and cause halitosis.
Drink plenty of water. Since an empty stomach and dieting also causes Bad Breath, be sure to eat small quantities at regular intervals. Regular chewing of food and drinking water will prevent dry mouth.
Do not smoke. One of as well the major causes Bad Breath is smoking. Bad Breath cannot be prevented without cessation of smoking.
When to See a Doctor for Halitosis or Bad Breath
Regular visits to the dentist are critical. If regular cleaning does not help, discuss the problem with the dentist. See your doctor for any other medical issue that may be causing stomach problems, digestive concerns, sores in the mouth or sinus problems. Clearing other medical problems may cause the Bad Breath to disappear.