Causes of Chronic Bad Breath.

August 16, 2011

There are millions of people throughout the world currently struggling with bad breath complications, and most probably this is why there is such a wide array of breath freshening products available.

In case you are struggling with bad breath, although you have tried all the existent freshening products without good results, you must establish the cause of this condition. If you are able to find the root of bad breath problem, you will also be able to find the best treatment solution.

One of the very first causes of bad breath is bad oral hygiene. Everybody knows that regular brushing, flossing and tongue cleansing greatly helps in reducing bad odor.

Xerostomia, or the “dry mouth” syndrome might be yet another cause. When your mouth feels dry, it means that you are not producing enough saliva. This condition might be caused by certain medication intake or processes such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and of course dehydration.

In order to make bad breath go way, you need to treat the dry mouth condition first. Make sure to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated, and in order to stimulate saliva production you can also chew regularly sugar-free gum.

Certain oral infections and periodontal disease can also be a major cause of bad breath. Plaque accumulates extremely quickly on the teeth, and the food particles and certain bacteria can make your breath smell quite unpleasant.

If no measure is quickly taken, the bacteria can slowly destroy all that soft tissue surrounding your teeth. From there on, you are automatically exposed to tooth decay and gum disease infections, which cause the bad breath. It is extremely important to visit regularly your dentist, and let him know about your bad breath problem; there is professional treatment available, so you will soon get rid of this bad condition.

Then, there are certain other medical underlying conditions that bring about bad breath. If you are struggling with this condition, and you know that you have healthy teeth and gums, you might want to check with your doctor for some detailed medical investigations. Some diseases that usually cause bad breath include diabetes complications, bronchitis, acid reflux which is chronic, lung infections and liver complications.

From the Science of Dentistry

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