Bad breath is also known as halitosis. Odour can come from the mouth, teeth, or as a result of an underlying health problem. Bad breath odour can be a temporary problem or a chronic condition.
There is few conditions which help halitosis to appear:
Poor Dental Hygiene
Bacteria breaks down food particles trapped in the teeth or mouth. The combination of the bacteria and decaying food in your mouth produces an unpleasant odour. Brushing and flossing regularly removes trapped food before it decays.
Food can get trapped in the cavities which will be difficult to clean which lead for bed breath.
Strong and smelly Foods and drinks
When you eat onions, garlic, or other foods with strong odours, your stomach absorbs oils from the foods during digestion. These oils pass into your bloodstream and travel to your lungs. This produces an odour that others can notice in your breath for up to 72 hours. Also drinking alcohol was linked to increased rates of halitosis
Smoking cigarettes or cigars causes a bad odour and dries out your mouth, which can make your breath odour even worse.
Dry Mouth and medication
certain medication can cause side effects that include dry mouth. Saliva helps keep your mouth clean and reduces odour.
Periodontal disease happens when you don’t remove plaque promptly from teeth. Food, bacteria, and dental plaque can collect in the pockets, causing a strong odor.
Sinus, Mouth, or Throat Conditions
Halitosis may occur if you have:
Unusual breath odour can be a symptom of some diseases, including kidney disease, diabetes, and gastroesophageal reflux disorder.
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