The causes of bad breath
The factors responsible for halitosis are 90% of oral origin. This situation can usually be remedied when the sources are identified. The dental hygienist can help you understand, control and even eliminate halitosis.
Bad breath, or halitosis can be occasional or temporary, for example, when ingesting certain foods such as onion and garlic, smoking or drinking alcohol, and morning breath. Brushing your teeth and tongue eliminates the cause and allows you to regain fresh breath.
Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, can be caused by:
• Poor oral hygiene
• Dry mouth
• Gum disease (unbalanced oral bacterial flora)
• Tooth decay or dental infection
• Tonsil infection
• Medical problems (stomach ulcers)
• Nasal obstruction