Bad breath is characterized by an unpleasant odor of the mouth. The bacteria that settle on the teeth can produce unpleasant smelling gases which cause bad breath, gum diseases and tooth decay. The common causes of bad breath are food, tobacco products, poor dental hygiene, health problems, dry mouth, mouth infections, dental problems, or medications.
HOW IS BAD BREATH DIAGNOSED?
It is only the smell that indicates bad breath.
HOW IS BAD BREATH TREATED?
The dentist may treat you for gum disease with medication, and clean ups. Also, you may want to practice better dental hygiene at home with the help of a fluoride toothpaste.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pregnancy itself does not cause bad breath but the nausea and morning sickness are the reasons for it. Hormonal changes, dehydrations and eating different food due to cravings may add to the bad breath during pregnancy.