Bad breath medically called halitosis can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Smoking and tobacco chewing also causes bad breath. Poor habits such as not brushing the teeth properly, not cleaning the tongue and gums lead to bad breath
HOW IS BAD BREATH DIAGNOSED?
The dentist or general physician may conduct a physical examination of the teeth or even ask you to take a dental X ray so as to find the causes for the condition. Also, sometimes bad breath may be a symptom for an ailment like sinusitis or other digestive ailments. The doctor may conduct tests to diagnose the same.
HOW IS BAD BREATH TREATED?
A general physician or a dentist may treat bad breath by advice good oral health. Stopping smoking and chewing tobacco based products will reduce bad breath. Drinking lots of water and rinsing mouth after consuming food will help reduce bad breath. An antiseptic mouthwash can also prevent bad breath
DID YOU KNOW?
One must also keep the tongue clean and try to clean the mouth after every meal.