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Bad Breath - Halitosis
|Halitosis or bad breath has a significant
social impact on those who suffer from
it or believe they do
(halitophobia), and is estimated to be the 3rd most frequent reason for
seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease. It
embarrassing for most of the people, that they hate to even talk about
it. In most cases
even your best friend
won't even tell you anything about it.
While bad breath
or halitosis may sometimes be caused by poor oral
hygiene, there may also be other underlying causes which contribute to
bad breath and are often difficult to treat, despite all efforts to
follow a healthy mouth and teeth cleaning routine.
think that bad breath comes from the stomach, some think that bad
originates in the mouth itself and is caused by millions of bacteria
that naturally exist in our mouth and produce nasty smelling gas what
we call bad breath. We know that something is different in people with
halitosis, otherwise everyone would have it. The truth is that nobody
knows yet what really causes bad breath bacteria and how to successfuly
eliminate them, and that is the only reason why we only have temporary
relief but we don't have cure for it. The combination of knowing the
guilty bacteria and the genes of their
hosts could lead to the ability to find new treatments for it.
beings have bad breath every day. The intensity of bad breath differs
during the day, as a function of oral dryness, (which may be due to
stress or fasting), eating certain foods (such as garlic, onions, meat,
fish, cheese, spicy
food etc.). Smoking and
alcohol consumption are also common causes of
wake up in the morning with that unpleasant bad breath called
morning breath. Because the mouth is dry and inactive during the night,
the odor is there upon awakening.
the majority of people (90% of those who have bad breath - halitosis),
the single most frequent cause of their breath odor problem is related
to conditions in their mouth. Odors coming from the stomach are almost
never the cause of chronic bad breath. More
bad breath is usually caused by the bacteria that live in a person's
mouth. Bacteria, just like people, go through their lives consuming
foods and excreting wastes. The wastes of some oral bacteria are sulfur
compounds and it is primarily these
odoriferous wastes which usually lie at the root of a person's bad
breath. Since the cause of bad breath is
scientifically proven, we can now provide a scientific solution.
But wait! Aren't there many treatments claiming to "cure bad breath?".
Yes but buyer beware. They may be doing more harm than good and ignore
the obvious truth that mother nature has taught us. More>