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Bad breath is also termed as halitosis in medical jargon. It can be caused by bad eating habits and lack of proper dental hygiene. Not brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis can help food particles cling to your teeth and gums. This can create bad breath. Also, habits like excessive smoking and drinking can lead to this condition.
HOW IS BAD BREATH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists smell the breath from your mouth and from your nose and the rate the odors. For further testing, he may even scrape your tongue to rate the smell. Sophisticated devices for analyzing breath may not always be available.
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?
Bad breath may also be due to gum problems which should be treated by a periodontist