Bad Breath



Bad breath, also called HALITOSIS; can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It’s no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are only temporary measures because they don’t address the cause of the problem.

Certain foods, health conditions and habits are among the causes of bad breath. In many cases, you can improve bad breath with consistent proper dental hygiene. If simple self-care techniques don’t solve the problem, see your dentist or physician to be sure a more serious condition isn’t causing your bad breath.


Signs & Symptoms :
If you have bad breath, review your oral hygiene habits. Try making lifestyle changes, such as brushing your teeth and tongue after eating, using dental floss, and drinking plenty of water. If your bad breath persists after making such changes, see your dentist. If your dentist suspects a more serious condition is causing your bad breath, he or she may refer you to a physician to find the cause of the odor.

Bad breath odors vary, depending on the source or the underlying cause. Some people worry too much about their breath even though they have little or no mouth odor, while others have bad breath and don’t know it. Because it’s difficult to assess how your own breath smells, ask a close friend or relative to confirm your bad-breath questions.

Causes :
Most bad breath starts in your mouth, and there are many possible causes. They include:

  • Food :The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can increase bacteria and cause a foul odor. Eating certain foods, such as onions, garlic and spices, also can cause bad breath. After you digest these foods, they enter your bloodstream, are carried to your lungs and affect your breath.
  • Tobacco Products :Smoking causes its own unpleasant mouth odor. Smokers and oral tobacco users are also more likely to have gum disease, another source of bad breath.
  • Poor Dental Hygiene :If you don’t brush and floss daily, food particles remain in your mouth, causing bad breath. A colorless, sticky film of bacteria (plaque) forms on your teeth. If not brushed away, plaque can irritate your gums and eventually form plaque-filled pockets between your teeth and gums (periodontitis). Your tongue also can trap bacteria that produce odors. Dentures that aren’t cleaned regularly or don’t fit properly can harbor odor-causing bacteria and food particles.
  • Dry Mouth :Saliva helps cleanse your mouth, removing particles that cause bad odors. A condition called dry mouth or xerostomia (zeer–o-STOE-me-uh) can contribute to bad breath because production of saliva is decreased. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep, leading to “morning breath,” and it worsens if you sleep with your mouth open. Chronic dry mouth can be caused by a problem with your salivary glands and some diseases.
  • Medications :Some medications can indirectly produce bad breath by contributing to dry mouth. Others can be broken down in the body to release chemicals that can be carried on your breath.
  • Infections in Your Mouth :Bad breath can be caused by surgical wounds after oral surgery, such as tooth removal, or as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or mouth sores.
  • Other Mouth, Nose & Throat Conditions :Bad breath can occasionally stem from small stones that form in the tonsils and are covered with bacteria that produce odor. Infections or chronic inflammation in the nose, sinuses or throat, which can contribute to postnasal drip, also can cause bad breath.
  • Other Causes :Diseases, such as some cancers, and conditions such as metabolic disorders, can cause a distinctive breath odor as a result of chemicals they produce. Chronic reflux of stomach acids (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) can be associated with bad breath. Bad breath in young children can be caused by a foreign body, such as a piece of food, lodged in a nostril.

Complications :
Almost everyone experiences bad breath once in a while. But for some people, bad breath is a daily problem, and they struggle to find a solution. Approximately 30% of the population complains of some sort of bad breath. Halitosis (Latin for “bad breath”) often occurs after a garlicky meal or in the morning after waking. Other causes of temporary halitosis include some beverages (including alcoholic drinks or coffee) and tobacco smoking. Some people may not be aware of their own halitosis and learn about it from a relative, friend, or coworker, causing some degree of discomfort and distress. In severe cases, bad breath may negatively impact personal relationships and a person’s quality of life.

Prevention :
You can find below information about prevention

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, after meals, with a fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Avoid tobacco smoking and chewing tobacco-based products.
  • Rinse and gargle with an alcohol-free mouthwash before bed.
  • If you have dry mouth, make sure to drink enough fluids throughout the day and use over-the-counter moisturizing agents, such as a dry mouth spray, rinses, or dry mouth moisturizing gel. If you don’t see any improvement, you may want to schedule a visit with an oral medicine specialist. Oral medicine doctors provide comprehensive care for mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders, orofacial pain conditions, and oral complications of cancer therapies, among other things.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. Remember, oral causes are responsible for most cases of bad breath!


Directions: Brush teeth thoroughly, after each meal or at least twice a day or as directed by a dentist. Keep out of reach of children. Children 6 years or below should have adult supervision and use only pea-size amount. Please ask a dentist for under 2 years children. Do not swallow. Spit and rinse thoroughly after brushing. Keep under 25ºC degrees. Please use Dermadent Toothbrush together with Dermadent Toothpaste to get maximum oral care.
Kullanma Talimatı: Her yemekten sonra veya günde en az iki kez veya bir diş hekiminin yönlendirdiği şekilde dişlerinizi iyice fırçalayın. Çocukların ulaşamayacağı yerde saklayınız. 6 yaş ve altı çocuklar sadece yetişkin gözetiminde ve nohut büyüklüğündeki miktarda kullanmalıdır. 2 yaş altı çocuklar için lütfen bir diş doktoruna başvurun. Yutmayın. Fırçaladıktan sonra tükürün ve ağzınızı iyice yıkayın. 25ºC’ nin altında saklayınız. Maksimum ağız bakımı için lütfen Dermadent Diş Macunu ile Dermadent Diş Fırçasını Kullanın.


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