Do you have bad breath but you cannot understand why? You observe good oral hygiene, but the bad breath stays with you? You should know that bad breath can have a number of causes. The following article provides some useful information on how to fight bad breath. Read it, and you may find it be helpful…
The causes of bad breath
Bad breath is a widespread problem that affects a lot of people. There are a number of possible causes. In fact it can depend on certain pathologies, on pharmacological therapies or on poor oral hygiene. Even though potential causes of bad breath can include problems of the stomach, oesophagus and liver, in most cases the oral cavity is responsible for the condition. In fact, bad breath can arise due to the formation of sulphurous gases from bacteria found in the mouth.
These bacteria are found in greater number in individuals suffering from periodontal disease, tooth decay or inadequate oral hygiene. In the case of periodontal disease, the bacteria build up in the periodontal pockets, which, if left untreated, can lead to the loss of teeth.
A decayed tooth, on the other hand, could be transformed into a small deposit of food scraps that, like all organic substances, give off a bad odour as they decompose.
Ways of fighting bad breath
It seems all too obvious, but if the cause of bad breath is in the mouth, then the best way to maintain good oral hygiene and have regular check-ups with the dentist.
The teeth should always be brushed using the proper technique, and a number of times each day, with the cleaning completed using dental floss to completely remove plaque and any food scraps. If there are large gaps between the teeth, then it is important that an interdental brush also be used.
To refresh the mouth, you can use a “non-medical” mouthwash made with natural substances, such as peppermint.
Is simple daily oral hygiene not enough to solve the problem if you already suffer from lesions caused by tooth decay or periodontal pockets? In this case it is important to see your dentist for a check-up, in order to determine the state of our oral health.