Mouth | Odontologie | Halitosis or Bad Breath (Symptom)
Halitosis or Bad Breath: Description
Halitosis or bad breath refers to an unpleasant mouth odour. Basically, all the food a person eats begin to divide in the mouth. As food is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, eventually leading to the lungs and off in the breath. If foods with strong smells (like garlic or onions) are consumed, brushing and flossing – even mouthwash – just covers up the odour temporarily. The smell will not disappear completely until the foods have passed through the body.
Halitosis or Bad Breath: Causes
Halitosis or bad breath can be caused by eating certain foods, poor oral hygiene or consumption of alcohol, snuff, dry mouth, or certain chronic medical conditions. It may also result from other health problems. Bad breath can also be aggravated by the types of foods a person eats and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.