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What are the causes of bad breath?


Posted on 9/19/2022 by Evan
What are the causes of bad breath?Admitting lousy breath is embarrassing, and even ask for help when experiencing it. Many factors cause bad breath to occur.

General Oral Health


Poor oral hygiene causes the development of bad breath. Failure to brush and floss teeth regularly and frequently can lead to foul odors within the mouth. More so, food particles left in the mouth cause the formation of plaques that produces bad smells if not removed through brushing.

In addition, food particles and bacteria can be trapped within the tongue's rough surface, causing the unpleasant release of bad breath. Moreover, poor oral hygiene causes other dental diseases, such as gum diseases that cause bad breaths. Adopting good oral hygiene practices is critical in preventing bad breaths.

Digestive Problems


Major digestive issues such as constipation and intestinal disorders cause bad breaths. The lousy odor develops when consumed food moves up the esophagus and out of your mouth, a condition known as gastric reflux.

Dry Mouth


Saliva is vital in maintaining the breath of the mouth as it helps remove food particles that cause bad breath. Also, saliva keeps the mouth moist, thus reducing attacks by bacteria infections related to lousy breath formation.

High Sugar Diets


Sugary-based foods may cause bad breath since the sugars react with bacteria within the mouth, causing these awful odors. Additionally, bacteria in the mouth react with these sugars producing unpleasant odors.

Presence of Developing Gingivitis


Bad breath is a sign of gingivitis resulting from plaque accumulation around the gum area. If the plaque is not removed, it results in bleeding and swollen gums that produce a foul odor in the mouth.

Regular dental checkups and exams are essential to the health of your teeth and gums as they can help prevent most of the bad breath since early detection will be done. Generally, regular brushing and flossing of the teeth and good dental care keep your gums healthy and your breath fresh.
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