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The medical word for unpleasant breath is halitosis. Everybody occasionally has foul breath, especially after eating foods like garlic, onions, or other pungent flavours. But bad breath that doesnt go away (chronic halitosis) could mean you have an oral health issue or a condition thats affecting another part of your body. Halitosis is a sign of several medical problems. To put it another way, it resembles a warning signal from your body. The first step in treating halitosis is determining its underlying cause. Halitosis is a widespread condition, affecting approximately 1 out of 4 people around the globe. One research study, which combined the findings of 13 medical journal articles, found that halitosis affects about 31.8% of the population.

Why Bad Breath?

Avoiding cavities, lowering the risk of gum disease, and regularly maintaining basic dental hygiene are all necessary to decrease bad breath. Depending on the reason, further therapy for foul breath may take many forms. Your dentist will probably recommend that you see your primary care physician if it is determined that the source of your foul breath is an underlying medical problem. Your dentist will collaborate with you to help you better manage conditions caused by oral health issues. dental precautions might include: toothpastes and mouthwashes. Your dentist can suggest a mouthwash that kills germs if the cause of your foul breath is plaque buildup on your teeth. In order to eliminate the germs that lead to plaque accumulation, your dentist may also suggest using toothpaste with an antibacterial ingredient. dental disease therapy. You can be recommended to a gum specialist if you have gum disease (periodontist). Gum recession brought on by gum disease can leave behind deep pockets that breed odor-producing bacteria. These germs can occasionally only be removed by skilled cleaning. Additionally, your dentist could advise getting rid of poor dental fillings that serve as a haven for bacteria.

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What to do to reduce Bad Breath?

To lessen or stop foul breath: Brush your teeth after you eat. Have a toothbrush on hand at work for use after meals. Fluoride-containing toothpaste should be used at least twice daily, preferably just after meals. It has been demonstrated that using antimicrobial toothpaste might lessen foul breath smells. At least once each day, floss. By properly flossing between your teeth, you can reduce bad breath by removing food particles and plaque you should tongue. Bacteria on your tongue can cause smells, so gently brushing it might help. A tongue scraper may be helpful for people who have a tongue coating brought on by a large bacterial overgrowth (from smoking or dry mouth, for example). Or use a toothbrush that has a built-in tongue cleaner. Clean dental or prosthetic devices. If you have a bridge or denture, make sure to clean it completely at least once a day or as recommended by your dentist. If you use a mouth guard or dental retainer, clean it every time before putting it in your mouth. The ideal cleaning solution can be recommended by your dentist. Prevent dry mouth. To keep your mouth moist, avoid tobacco and drink plenty of water not coffee, soft drinks or alcohol, which can lead to a drier mouth. To encourage salivation, chew gum or suck on candypreferably sugar-free. Your dentist or doctor may recommend an oral saliva-stimulating medication or preparation made artificial saliva to treat chronic dry mouth. Change your diet. Avoid foods that can contribute to foul breath, such as onions and garlic. Numerous sugary foods consumption has also been associated to poor breath. Replace your toothbrush frequently. A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used, and you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months or if it gets frayed. Plan frequent dental examinations. To have your teeth or dentures inspected and cleaned, see your dentist frequently typically twice a year.

Should I seek dental care for bad breath

Among the factors contributing to foul breath are certain meals, medical problems, and behaviours. With continuous, good oral hygiene, you can often reduce foul breath. If straightforward self-care methods are ineffective, consult a dentist or doctor to make sure a more serious disease isn't to blame for your foul breath.

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Any Age

Any Age

Multiple visits may be required

Multiple visits may be required

For improving lifestyle and function

For improving lifestyle and function

Not covered by any insurance in India

Not covered by any insurance in India

Lab tests or imaging may be required

Lab tests or imaging may be required

No Special precautions before the treatment

No Special precautions before the treatment

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Special precautions after the treatment

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