Halitosis, breath odor, morning breath or bad breath are all similar terms used in dentistry to describe a markedly obnoxious odor that is exhaled on breath of individuals. Though it is not a serious health condition, it can take a toll on a person’s social life and interpersonal relationships.
Many of us are well aware of the fact that consumption of certain foods like onions and garlic can affect our breath. This happens because these types of foods are mainly absorbed by the bloodstream and then it is transferred to our lungs, thus we exhale bad breath. However, bad breath caused due to the consumption of certain foods is temporary. But the bad breath that is caused due to tobacco products, smoking , improper cleaning of dentures and poor oral health need immediate medical attention as these reasons may cause further damage to your oral health.
If the bad breath is exhaled due to gum disease, then immediate medical attention is required. In gum disease, the gums tissues are pulled away from the teeth and deep pockets are formed where odor-causing bacteria is accumulated. It requires professional cleaning in these deep area pockets to remove the bacteria for the treatment of gum disease. Sometime the dentists may also ask you to replace faulty tooth restorations because it can be a breeding ground of odor-causing bacteria.
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