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It can be difficult to check whether your own breath is bad! Here are some pointers to help you out, as well as advice on how to remedy the situation.
Bad breath, or halitosis, affects nearly 65% of the population. Fortunately, in most cases it is transitory. Just think about morning breath that goes away by simply brushing your teeth.
It could be difficult to determine for ourselves if we have bad breath.
You may suspect that you have bad breath if:
If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to ask. People around you will appreciate that you take care of your oral health
Most bad breath problems originate from the mouth. Halitosis is caused by degradation of the bacterial plaque, debris and food particles. This degradation generates smelly gases that get mixed up with the breath and give it this bad smell.
Many conditions predispose to bad breath:
Other reasons that might cause bad breath that do not originate in the mouth are:
To restore or keep a fresh breath, you must take adequate dental hygiene measures:
Some food, such as onions, garlic, cauliflower and coffee, may cause temporary bad breath. After eating them, these foods are quickly absorbed into the blood, and part of the smell released by the mouth comes from the air exhaled by the lungs. As for the others, you can finish your meal by eating fresh parsley, crunching coffee beans or sucking on a clove. Without eliminating the bad smell of your breath, this may reduce it.
If your bad breath is caused by dental problems such as cavities, see your dentist to treat the problem.
Morning breath is a reality for many people. Normally, it goes away after a while. During the night, the mouth produces less saliva. Thus, bacteria and debris may produce more odors. Generally, rinsing your mouth with water, talking, drinking orange juice or having breakfast activates your salivary glands thereby reducing morning breath.
Don’t hesitate to speak to your pharmacist if you have any questions about bad breath.
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