Have you sat beside someone in the bus, train or taxi and you can’t hold a conversation because of the bad breath emanating from his or her mouth? Or you shy away from talking to other people and making friends because you are suffering from bad breath? Good news! This article will tell you what the problem is, what you have been doing to help the problem escalate and how to take care of the problem.
Halitosis is a foul-smelling breath, usually caused by the breakdown of food. Other culprits include poor dental hygiene, dry mouth, disease, infection, tobacco use and severe dieting.
More than 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis, or chronic bad breath. In most cases it comes from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that causes the unpleasant odor.
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- 1 WHAT CAUSES HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)?
- 2 ARE THERE OTHER SOURCES OF HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH) OTHER THAN THE M...
- 3 WHY IS SALIVA SO ESSENTIAL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HALITOSIS (BAD BRE...
- 4 DO CERTAIN FOODS CAUSE HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)?
- 5 HOW TO CONTROL HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)?
- 6 TOP WAYS TO CURE HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)