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Bad Breath or Halitosis: Foul odor from the mouth. Good oral hygiene and a well balance diet usually results in fresh smelling breath. In some cases halitosis can be a signal of a serious health problems.
Cause: Usually results from poor oral hygiene.
Plaque is the major cause of bad breath. Plaque is the sticky coating of food particles, saliva, and bacteria on the teeth.
Certain foods and spices can attribute to bad breath, such as; garlic, salami, pepperoni, anchovies, cheese, and certainly smoking and alcohol.
Lack of food and water can also lead to bad breath. Saliva aids to clean the mouth, eating and drinking stimulates saliva flow.
(if after flossing and brushing teeth and a well balance diet does not seem to help relieve bad breath, SEE YOUR DOCTOR for further evaluation) because certain medical disorder such as and not limited to; TB, diabetics, sinusitis, gum disease, post nasal drip, and cancer can be the culprit. Certain drugs can be the cause.
Foul, stale odor coming from the mouth
May have foul odor coming from the nose
Good oral hygiene: brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. You may want to brush teeth after meals because food particles may be lodge in between teeth's.
Baking soda helps deodorizes the breath
Eliminating strong smelling foods and spices
Eat a well balance diet and plenty of water
See your dentist regularly and for proper dental cleaning
See your MD and dentist for proper diagnosis of bad breath
Brush your tongue (gently sweep the top of your tongue with your toothbrush)
Note: mouthwash, gums/mints are only temporary cover ups for bad breath
Note: Coffee, beer, wine, and whiskey are at the top of the list of liquid offenders. They leave a residue that can attach to the plaque in your mouth and infiltrate your digestive system.
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