Bad breath is medically known as Halitosis; it is when a bad odor comes from the mouth. There are a variety of causes from food sensitivities to bad dental hygiene, but halitosis is most commonly caused by bacteria. Bacteria builds up, forming plaque on the teeth, on the gums and also on the tongue. Bacteria grow well in a warm and wet oral environment, when levels are high, smelly odors are released.
Our breath odor varies throughout the day, after drinks or food, or sleep as in morning breath.
Factors of the Causes of Bad Breath
- Bad oral hygiene
- Gaps between the teeth that fill up with plaque
- Gum disease
- Strong flavoured foods such as garlic or onions
- Medications that cause dry mouth
- Infections in the respiratory tract such as infections in the lungs or throat
- Illnesses from other parts of the body, kidney failure, diabetes, liver disease or lung disease
- Eating disorders
Ultimately, getting to the CAUSE of bad breath is the most important thing in treating it. Thermography can often reveal hidden, subclinical infections that can be at cause. We often recommend our Tooth and Gum Oil as a way to treat these subtle dental infections. Placing a few drops on a finger and rubbing them on your gums before bedtime can go a long way to help correct the problem.
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