What is Halitosis or Bad breath?
What Causes Halitosis?
As we explained at the beginning, it is usually a problem with oral and bacterial origin, but it also has other sources. It is estimated that there may be more than 80 causes that lead to halitosis, which can be classified in different ways depending on their intensity, frequency, clinical relevance or the need for treatment.
The dentists have identified as the main cause of halitosis the bacteria present in the oral cavity, which causes necrosis or putrefaction, which lead to bad breath, usually in the presence of food debris. It must be said that other factors that are conditions of bad breath are added to poor hygiene; the lingual flap, a gum disease; hyposalivation or xerostomia – dry mouth; very extensive caries or abscesses – infections that become complicated and move from the root of the tooth to the bones.
In this regard, it is necessary to go to a dental clinic frequently for prophylaxis, which is the most widely used technique for deep cleaning of the teeth and gums.
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