Halitosis, or bad breath, is an unpleasant smell that emanates from the mouth when it exhales. This strong smell, which can also come from the nasal cavities and/or sinuses, bothers those who are victims and those around them.
Halitosis or bad breath
Factors promoting bad breath
The development of bacteria on the surface of the tongue and in the mouth is 90% responsible for bad breath. Other factors that may be responsible include:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Dental decay
- Periodontal diseases
- Xerostomia (dry mouth)
- Consumption of certain foods (garlic, onion, alcohol, coffee, deli meats)
- Digestive disorders
- Tobacco use
- Pathologies of the nose, sinuses, tonsils, pharynx
- Endogenous diseases such as diabetes or kidney failure
- certain medications
- Wearing a removable or fixed intraoral device that is poorly maintained
- A minor health problem
Solutions to this harmless situation
This condition, which is generally harmless, can, however, may generate a sense of self-deprecation for those who suffer of it.
There are many solutions to this phenomenon, going from adopting healthy oral hygiene habits, quitting smoking, drinking enough water and even chewing parsley at the end of a meal.
Our professionals will explain the source of bad breath and advise you on possible actions to stop, or at least reduce, the problem.