Dental problems are the main cause of bad breath. Bad odors are due to the presence of bacteria in the mouth and on the surface of the tongue. These bacteria break down the food, producing volatile sulfur compounds (CVS), the foul smell causing bad breath.
Other factors that contribute to bad breath are:
- Poor oral hygiene.
- Smoking, high consumption of coffee, alcohol or foods such as garlic, onion, anchovies and those with a high fat content.
- Fasting and calorie diets can also cause bad breath because they reduce salivary flow, which is essential to remove the items that break down food.
- Oral diseases, inflammation of the gums, gingivitis, periodontitis, abscesses, tooth decay and oral infections and oral candidiasis.
- Dry mouth.
DID YOU KNOW…?
There are devices that can detect bad breath, such as electronic noses and analyzers volatile sulfur compounds, but can also detect yourself. The self-test can provide results as good as these devices. Trust yourself!
HALITOSIS: CAUSES ORAL
In addition to causes related to oral hygiene, halitosis may be due to the presence of other diseases:
- Throat infections, rhinitis, and sinusitis.
Some medications can also cause bad breath. If in doubt, consult your doctor.