Bad breath is a disease that can occur in many different sexes and ages. Although not dangerous to health, bad breath will still seriously affect the quality of life and career of the sufferer.
Dr. Vo Van Nhan, Director of Nhan Tam Dental Center, said that there are many causes of bad breath, the most common of which are the diseases in the teeth, gums, oral cavity - bottom of the tongue, sometimes it causes by sinusitis and digestive system disease.
Causes from the mouth
Poor oral hygiene: After a meal, the amount of food left in the teeth creates favorable conditions for the bacteria to ferment, develop and produce odorous compounds. Plaque on the tongue consists of leftovers, white blood cells, and bacteria, the tongue has cracks that create a low oxygen environment, which prevents the function of salivary glands and this is the environment for bacteria to be active, causing bad breath.
Dry mouth: After radiation therapy or Sjogren's syndrome, the amount of saliva in the mouth decreases which limit the natural ability of personal hygiene and increases the risk of tooth decay and bad breath. When the amount of saliva in the mouth reduced by 50% compared to the regular amount, it will cause antibacterial activity in the saliva, bacteria in the mouth will begin to grow and cause bad breath.
Poor oral hygiene is one of the main causes of bad breath
Infections: Gingivitis (Gums swelling that easily bleeds), oral mucosa inflammation, periodontitis (gum inflammation that loosens the teeth), dental abscess. Infections and decay are favorable conditions for the bacteria to hide, grow and thrive and the leftover food on the cavities of the decayed teeth can cause unpleasant odors in your breath. Or due to the disease around the implants, decayed nerve and blood vessel, tartar, gingivitis, oral cancer, mouth injury ... are the causes of mouth odor.
Causes outside of the mouth
Respiratory infections: Pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis are the cause of bad breath. In particular, tonsillitis, some people with tonsilloliths also develop a very unpleasant odor when coughing. Tonsil stones containing the anaerobic bacteria Eubacterium, Fusobacterium, Porphyromonas and Prevotella which produce volatile sulfur gas - creating a very unpleasant odor when talking.
Gastrointestinal tract infections: From the effects of gastroesophageal reflux disease and the narrowing of the oral cavity, when belching a foul odor from the stomach will emit to the esophagus and travel to the mouth. In addition, some diseases such as gastritis, belching, heartburn, gastric reflux, abdominal distention, constipation ... are the reasons for you to have bad breath. This can cause loss of confidence when socialize, especially in romance situations.
Some odorous foods that can cause bad breath
Foods such as onion, garlic, regular use of alcohol or smoke, etc can also create a "special smell" when talking.
Many other special causes such as people with cancer and have to be treated with medicine, radiation therapy or people with diabetes, liver failure, kidney failure, etc.
Bad breath is also caused by odorous food
According to Dr. Vo Van Nhan, Director of Nhan Tam Dental Center, mouth cavity is a humid environment, favorable for bacteria to grow. Oral cavity contains millions of bacteria and the neglection of its care and hygiene is the main cause of most of the bad breath.
According to the advice of leading oral health professionals, you should go to dental clinics for dental exams and tartar removal every 6 months to clean your mouth as well as to detect and treat any disease related to your oral health.
Nhan Tam Dental Clinic with over 20 years of operation will definitely be the place to treat bad breath for you. Not only does it have a team of experienced doctors and staff, extremely modern and high-quality dental machinery and equipment. To learn more about the treatment of bad breath, please contact us at 1900 56 5678 for a further consultation.
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