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Halitosis - Bad Breath

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The bad smell in the mouth is unpleasant and annoying, to turn to the person who suffers as to establish social bonds, because that can cause discomfort when you start a conversation face-to-face with another person.

Thus creating a strong blow to the self-esteem of the person who suffers from it, because of this it is essential to emphasize that the bad breath is caused by dental diseases such as caries or periodontitis.

It is important to keep a control on the odor produced in the mouth since it is not a problem that you simply need to let go and do not look for solutions.


Causes of Halitosis

Bad breath is generated from the appearance of bacteria in the mouth area and on the surface of the tongue, as these begin to break down, generating volatile compounds containing (CVS), which are the focus of all the annoying odor and foul-smelling.

This is a dilemma that remains common and widespread in the population, according to studies it is known that approximately 30% of the adult population suffers from halitosis.

You should take into account that a large number of those people are not aware that they suffer due to your sense of smell has been adapted to the smell.

The causes of the bad breath are numerous, although they can be grouped in two rows on the basis of their origin, there is the intraoral, which is produced by the mouth, or the origin of extraoral that can be generated in other areas of the body such as the respiratory tract or stomach.

It is known that in a large number of cases the bad smell in the mouth is generated of the form intraoral and due to the following causes:

  • Poor oral hygiene: this is the cause but repeated by which originate from the sufferings oral and, as a result of not performing the oral cleaning properly.

Not to possess a routine of brushing leads to the multiplication of the bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue which generates the decomposition of bacteria, thus creating the appearance of unpleasant odors.

  • Dental cavities: these generate different damage in the mouth, starting with the pain, along with loss of teeth and in its absence also leads to bad breath by dental decay.
  • Gingivitis and periodontitis: because they are infectious and generate large amounts of bacteria are also a desencadénate of the bad smell of the mouth.
  • Dryness and lack of moisture: dry mouth or xerostomia is known to produce bad breath because it is the result of inadequate hydration which leads to an increase of the bacteria.
  • Stress: When dealing with moments of great stress, it is normal to see an increase in dryness in the mouth and hang the salivary flow, which causes the bad breath.
  • The snuff: bad breath is a result of smoking, because the products that make up cigarette smoke such as tar, nicotine, among others, are attached to the mucosa of the tongue, teeth and mouth, creating in that way an unpleasant odor.

Now the ones that are generated outside of the mouth, that is to say the extraoral:

  • Respiratory causes: there are different respiratory pathologies that generate the bad smell as laryngitis, nasal polyps or bronchitis
  • Due to metabolic or gastrointestinal tract: the digestive processes and the power supply are also anchored to the bad breath due to that there are foods that during the digestion generate vapors that give a bad smell

Among these foods include onions, broccoli, sprouts brúcela, pickles, alcohol, and coffee.

  • Different Diseases: diseases such as hepatitis and diabetes, and also help the appearance of a bad smell in the mouth.
  • Drugs such as the antidepressants generate an alteration of the breath to be taken on a consistent basis.

Treatment of Halitosis

Once you know the different causes of the production of the odor, you must indicate the possible solutions to treat it, and exterminating.

  • To reinforce the oral hygiene: it is required because it is essential to fortify the routine dental cleaning, having a brush ideal for daily use.
  • The brush should be used not only in the teeth but also the language because of that in this area they accumulate the bacteria in the same way.
  •  The use of dental floss for removing food particles that are found in the spaces between your teeth, you can also use mouthwash sparingly.
  • Control the eating habits: the most feasible solution in this case is not to eat those foods that cause bad odor in the mouth and to cover the routine of eating fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Neither tobacco nor alcohol: both items are totally harmful to the body and generate a bad smell in the mouth.

So you eliminate smoking and reducing alcohol intake are the procedures more effective that can be applied as a treatment.

  • Drink enough water: to absorb enough liquid is accomplished by the elimination of dryness and low saliva flow, helping in this way to the elimination of the bacteria that produce the bad smell in the mouth.

Review Regular dentist

  • The attending each time the dentist is a most important task as this will help to detect and prevent the inconveniences that you may have in the future. Bad breath can be created by more severe injuries that should be avoided and remedied to be found in time with the help of a specialist.
  • Dental cleanings and antimicrobial compounds: the dental cleanings are applied by professional also function as an excellent treatment for bad smell in the mouth because that removes the bacterial plaque.
  • The use of antimicrobial compounds such as cetylpyridinium chloride, chlorhexidine, and the lactate of zinc to help the removal of this condition.
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