A Bad breath is also known as halitosis and its a foul odor emanating from the mouth.
It’s not a medical emergency, halitosis is a common problem that can affect anyone.
It’s really an unfortunate thing as it can make social situations uncomfortable for you and your love ones.
Statistics shows that about one in four people are thought to have it (halitosis) on a regular basis.
Causes of Bad Breath (Halitosis)
There are a number of things that can cause or lead to halitosis. Most time it’s usually as a result of poor oral hygiene.
Bad breath can be intermittent. Food and drink, such as garlic, onions, coffee, and alcohol, can temporarily cause halitosis. Smoking and Drinking of Alcohol can as well result to halitosis.
Occasionally, halitosis can occur after an infection or illness, or as a result of taking certain types of medication.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Whatever the cause is, try the following tips to cure the embarrassing disorder.
- Drink plenty of water and swish cool water around in your mouth. This is especially helpful to freshen “morning breath.”
- Brush your mouth regularly, preferably twice a day and floss at least once.
- Brush your tongue with your toothbrush while brushing
- Replace your toothbrush every two to three months.
- Brush your mouth immediately after taking organic foods that can sour your breath
- Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva in the mouth so bacteria are washed away.
If the problem persist after following the steps above, then you might need to consult a dentist for a proper check up.