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Video: Bad Breath - Common Causes And Remedies
2023 Author: Rachel Wainwright | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:01
Bad breath can be caused by local or general causes. Not all of them are pathological, since the very concept of "bad" is rather vague. An unpleasant smell from the mouth of a person who has eaten raw onions or garlic, or who has eaten dishes seasoned with asafoetida, a spice with a pronounced garlic odor, more pronounced than that of garlic itself. This also includes alcohol - the specific smell of fumes has a similar origin, although unlike the above, the harmful effects of alcohol are not limited to one "amber". It is a mistake to think that after consuming such substances, you just need to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth. Corrosive chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream, and bad breath in this case is due to the air exhaled from the lungs, and not at allwhat's left on your teeth.
Diseases in the mouth are the most common cause of bad breath. Teeth destroyed by the carious process, poorly fitted crowns and dentures, in which food gets stuck and rots, periodontal pockets - all this serves as a breeding ground for putrefactive bacteria, which, decomposing organic matter, produce a gas that has the same disgusting odor. The same is the reason for the putrid odor from the mouth with angina, because whole colonies of bacteria form on the inflamed tonsils. Ultimately, poor oral hygiene also results in the characteristic foul odor. In all these cases, it is necessary to sanitize the oral cavity, that is, to eliminate all places where pathogenic microorganisms can accumulate. Brushing your teeth twice a day should also become the norm. In this case, bad breath will no longer disturb either you or those around you.
It is much more difficult to eliminate bad breath caused by existing common diseases. This symptom is inherent in diseases of the digestive system, especially its upper section. Gastritis, intestinal congestion, esophagitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, glossitis - all these ailments can be the reason that the interlocutors move away and turn away from the person during a conversation. Diseases of the upper respiratory tract can also be a source of foul odor, such as ozena, a type of inflammation of the nasal mucosa in which a strong, foul odor is the main symptom. Since the nasopharynx is a single formation, and nasal breathing is usually impaired, it is from the mouth that it will smell bad.
Cancer diseases can also lead to bad breath, especially at the stage of tumor decay. In all these cases, the only way to fix the problem is to treat the underlying disease.
Ultimately, poor oral hygiene also results in the characteristic foul odor. In all these cases, it is necessary to sanitize the oral cavity, that is, to eliminate all places where pathogenic microorganisms can accumulate. Brushing your teeth twice a day should also become the norm. In this case, bad breath will no longer disturb you or those around you.
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