Bad Breath Halitosis

Bad breath can be caused by dentures, tooth decay, or periodontal disease. It can also be simply caused by bad oral hygiene or just eating foods that create a bad odor. Bad oral hygiene habits will allow food particles to remain in your mouth which then creates plaque build up and bacteria. A sulfur compound is released by dying bacterial cells and there is not much that can be done about it. Taking care of your mouth by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash will only mask the foul odor until the foods have passed through your body.

If bad breath is affecting you on a daily basis, it might be a sign of another health problem.

 

Some health problems that can cause breath are:

Acute Rheumatic Fever

Blood Dyscrasias

Diabetes

Diphtheria

Dysentery

Hand-Schuller-Christian Disease

Kidney Failure

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver failure

Lung Abscess

Pneumonia

Scurvy

Syphilis

Tuberculosis

Uremia

Wegner's Granulomatosis

 

If you have tried to improve your oral hygiene and bad breath persists, it may be a sign of amore serious oral problem. We recommend that  you see a dentist before it becomes a more costly procedures.

 

Defintions relating to halitosis:

Periodontal disease:  a type of disease caused by bad oral hygiene that causes imflammation of the gums and even major damage to soft tissue.

Blood Dyscrasias:  when there the blood has abnormal mixture of contents or imbalance which causes bleeding.

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