Did you know that bad breath is actually a medical condition? Ever wondered why supermarkets and shops are full of gums, sweets, mouth wash mouth sprays, etc? Normally, these are meant to act as suppressants. However, these are such temporary solutions that might in fact even cause more harm than good.
According to www.mayoclinic.org also known as halitosis, the condition can be caused by your diet or dental issues. Let us get into details of causes of bad breath.
Poor dental Hygiene
Do you brush and floss daily? Well if you don’t, you are highly likely to develop bad breath. This mostly happens as a result of food particles remaining in the mouth.
According to https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ a colorless, sticky film of bacteria (plaque) forms on your teeth. If not brushed away, plaque can irritate your gums and eventually form plaque-filled pockets between your teeth and gums (periodontitis).
Your tongue can also trap bacteria that produce very bad odors. Dentures that aren’t cleaned regularly or don’t fit properly can harbor odor-causing bacteria and food particles.
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Food breakdown in the mouth can increase bacteria and might cause a foul smell. Also eating foods such as onions, garlic, and spices, can cause bad breath. These foods enter your bloodstream and are later carried to the lungs. Thus affecting your breath.
People who take tobacco or/and smoke are prone to gum diseases and infections. Hence making them susceptible to bad breath.