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Bad Breath is a Battle

Tuesday, Jun 07,2016

You would be surprised to hear that bad breath is actually quite a common issue with a lot of people. In extreme cases, it gets to a point where it doesn’t go away and it becomes known as chronic halitosis. Bad breath is caused by decaying particles of food and bacteria that pass into your bloodstream and to your lungs, where odor is released from simply breathing.

People with bad breath will often spend tons of money on products that treat such a symptom. However, it’s best to realize that you need to get to the root cause of the bad breath. Sometimes, the best medical treatment is good daily oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and rinsing. The rules are the same for those that wear ventures.

There are other problems such as gum disease that can cause persistent bad breath. During normal circumstances, your saliva acts to cleanse your mouth of the particles that can decay and later cause bad breath. Some people have a condition known as dry mouth, which diminishes the production of saliva. Then there are basic reasons for bad breath: eating a lot of garlic or onions, taking certain meds, or smoking.

When there is a persistent case of bad breath, it could signify a larger health problem like gastrointestinal, respiratory or sinus issues. While over-the-counter mouthwashes and rinses will help temporarily; they will just hide the real cause.


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