Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath is noticed by an unpleasant smell, called halitosis, sometimes by you or people around you during the speech.

Causes of Bad Breath

The most common cause of gum disease, poor oral hygiene.
Some medications may cause dry mouth by decreasing salivary secretion and this can dissappear by changing medication.

During fasting, starvation  the body burns fat as a source and this causes ketone to occur.

And some ketons cause bad smell when they are thrown out of mouth.
Smoking, eating some food and drinking some beverages may cause bad smell.
Lung infections and tonsillitis may cause bad breath.
For some people, bad breath can be seen in the morning.This occurs because of the drying of mouth during night.After breakfast,depending on salivary secretion it is eliminated.

Treatment Methods

First, a complete oral examination must be done.Test should be done for determining the degree  of bad smell (this tests the amount of volatile sulfur gases is checked) .

  • Flood fills,caries,gum diseases should be cured by the dentist.
  • Oral infections must be eliminated completely.
  • Attention to oral hygiene must be given.Therefore,teeth should be brushed 2 times a day for 2-3 minutes ,dental floss should be used to clean inner spaces what is more tongue dorsal should be kept clean.

If there is a smell contuinuing you should see ear,nose,throat specialist or internal diseases specialist.



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