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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?
If the problem of bad breath persists, consult a dentist. Dentists use sophisticated detectors to identify the chemicals responsible for bad breath.
HOW IS BAD BREATH TREATED?
Treatment of bad breath depends on the underlying cause. If the cause is bad oral hygiene then steps need to be taken to maintain good oral hygiene by using toothpastes and oral rinses. If there is a dental disease causing bad breath, then it needs to be treated. If bad breath is due to dry mouth then drinking plenty of water helps eliminate the odor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Unhealthy dieting can lead to halitosis. When people are starving, their bodies start burning fats causing their breath to develop the smell of ketones.