Bad breath. It is a condition that affects millions of people. This article will give you some general information on the diagnosis, cause and treatment of halitosis.
Do you think you might have Halitosis? Here are a few symptoms that you should look for.
Symptoms of Halitosis:
1. A frequent bad taste in your mouth.
2. Cotton mouth on a regular basis.
3. People often offer you gum or mints.
4. People back away when you talk.
5. Anxiety about your breath.
If you have any of these symptoms, you might have a case of Halitosis. You might want to see your dentist for treatment options.
So what can cause Halitosis?
The most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene. Some of the other causes can include medical conditions such as gum disease, diabetes or even liver and kidney problems. Smoking can also be a common cause of bad breath since it tends to dry your mouth out.
So how do you treat Halitosis?
The most effective thing that you can do to treat Halitosis is to have proper oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth regularly to remove food particles that bacteria will feed on. Another small thing that you can do is chew sugar free gum after meals. Also you can avoid foods that cause bad breath like garlic and onions. If none of these things help your problem you should see a dentist for treatment.
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