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What is Halitosis?

Halitosis is a medical term used to describe bad breath.
Can be caused by poor dental habits or certain systemic diseases.

What are the causes of Halitosis?

Causes Inside The Mouth:

Certain foods

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Certain spices
  • Cheese
  • Orange Juice or Soda
  • Alcohol

Tobacco in any form

  • Smoking
  • Oral use of tobacco

Poor Oral Hygiene

Lack of adequate brushing and flossing

laque deposition

Lack of tongue regular tongue cleaning

Ill fitting dentures

Improperly cleaned dentures

Dry mouth

  • Reduced saliva production
  • Inadequate breakdown of food particles
  • Less flushing of food particles

Mouth Breathing

  • Leads to dry mouth

Dental conditions

  • Cavities
  • Gum diseases

Throat and sinus causes

  • Sinus infection
  • Post nasal drainage
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Tonsil stones

Causes Outside The Mouth

  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Gastro esophageal reflux disease
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Some cancers

What are the signs of Halitosis?

  • Affects everyone at one point of time
  • Temporary or Chronic
  • Occasional bad taste
  • Complain of bad smell coming from mouth by a friend/relative

What are the treatment options available?

  • Proper oral hygiene routine
  • Brush twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste
  • Floss once a day
  • Clean your tongue daily
  • Gargling with plain water after having food.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or after an illness
  • Remove dentures every night before sleeping
  • Clean your dentures everyday as per instructions
  • Clean braces and retainers properly

What are the preventive measures?

  • Oral hygiene maintainance
  • Refrain from smoking
  • Do not consume oral tobacco
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Limit intake of caffeine
  • Proper hydration
  • Regular dental visits