Bad breath, or halitosis, is one of those health conditions that is not dangerous but can be very embarrassing. In fact, most of those who suffer from it won't know unless someone tells them. There are many underlying factors as to why halitosis occurs, which you can read about further down the page. Luckily, we carry a wide selection of products to help you deal with and prevent bad breath. Best of all, we will pop your selection in a courier bag and have it delivered straight to your door. What is bad breath?
- Does the person with bad breath know they have it?
- Common causes
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What is bad breath?
Medically termed as halitosis, bad breath is the unpleasant odour of a person's breath. It is a common condition among people around the world and is usually caused by bacteria growth in the mouth resulted from gum disease, food or plaque.
Does the person with bad breath know they have it?
Unfortunately, most people who suffer from this condition are unaware of it. And more often than not, the people around the person who suffer from bad breath are too embarrassed to tell the person concerned. It is a social stigma that not a lot of people are brave enough to conquer and face head-on.
What are the common causes of bad breath?
Poor dental hygiene
Poor denture hygiene
Morning bad breath
Certain food and drinks
Certain types of medication
Some illnesses (i.e. diabetes, tonsilitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, acid reflux)
How to prevent onset of bad breath?
Brush your teeth properly. It recommended to brush your teeth 1 hour after mealS to prevent damaging tooth enamel. It is also highly recommended to brush your tongue to eliminate bacteria build up.
Flossing your teeth is another essential element of maintaining good dental hygiene. By flossing regularly, you eliminate food that is stuck between your teeth and gums and this will help prevent cavities.
Avoiding certain foods and beverages helps decrease the chances of getting bad breath. Acidic drinks, sugary foods as well as coffee and alcohol can all contribute to developing bad breath.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages.
Going to a regular dental check-up is a head start in maintaining proper dental hygiene and therefore prevents development of bad breath. Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.