Halitosis, Bad Breath that Can't Be Underestimated

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and smelled a bad smell from that person's mouth? Of course that can be very annoying. Imagine if you are the one who has bad breath, other people may feel uncomfortable when talking to you. In the end, you are the one who will feel uncomfortable with yourself. Well, this bad breath condition is also known as halitosis. Although almost everyone experiences bad breath due to consuming certain foods or drinks, or when they wake up, we also need to know what kind of bad breath conditions should not be left alone for the sake of your comfort and that of others, as well as for your health.

Causes of Halitosis (Bad breath)

Bad breath is often caused by sulfur-producing bacteria that normally live on the surface of the tongue and in the throat. In addition, the following conditions can also be a factor causing bad breath:

  • Dental and oral conditions – the presence of a bacterial infection of the teeth or poor oral hygiene and health
  • Have dry mouth or dry mouth – this condition is caused by certain medications, alcohol consumption, and stress.
  • Smoking habits – which makes your mouth so easy to lack oxygen.

How to Overcome Halitosis?

To eliminate the condition of bad breath, of course, you must first see what is the cause of the emergence of bad breath. If you don't have a tooth infection, dry mouth, or smoking habit, then it's possible that bad breath is caused by sulfur-producing bacteria. To overcome this, you need to regularly brush your tongue or use mouthwash.

Bad breath due to tooth infection

This one factor, of course, requires you to come to the dentist to solve problems with your problematic teeth. Infections in these teeth are usually due to poor dental hygiene conditions, for example, you don't brush your teeth regularly or you don't brush your teeth clean. The remnants of food stuck to the teeth will eventually harden and become a nest for acid-producing bacteria that eventually attack your teeth until they are damaged and cavities. Well, to deal with bad breath due to a tooth infection, you need to perform treatments such as scaling, root canal, or tooth extraction depending on the severity of your dental condition.

Ref.: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/halitosis-or-bad-breath