Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Bad breath or halitosis affects about 65% of the population. Temporary halitosis is caused by decreased production of saliva during sleep, combined with reduced activity of the movements of the tongue and cheeks. Eating a balanced breakfast and brushing your teeth and tongue can contribute to a fresh breath.

Causes of bad breath

  • Gum disease and inflammation.
  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Presence of tooth decay or defective tooth filling.
  • Retention of food particles between teeth.
  • Infection.
  • Breathing through the mouth.
  • Smoking.
  • Decrease in salivary flow.
  • Accumulation of bacteria and food debris on the tongue.

Mouthwash effectiveness on bad breath

Mouthwash can mask bad breath on a temporary basis. If used excessively, it can irritate the mucous membranes of the mouth and accentuate the problem.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly. If bad breath persists, consult us. Our team will give you advice on how to remedy the situation.

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