Nothing can spoil the mood and relationships with people like a mouth exuding a frankly unpleasant odor.
How does bad odor come about?
The most common cause is plaque and/or inflamed, bleeding gums.
When eating, food sticks to the teeth near the gums, clogs in the gaps, and if it is not carefully removed daily, the food turns into plaque and then into stone. This plaque and tartar contains a huge amount of bacteria that not only cause inflammation of the gums, but also bad breath.
Other causes of bad breath are:
• destroyed teeth (caries, chips);
• crowding of teeth;
• diseases of periodontal tissues (inflammation, bleeding);
• overhanging edges of crowns;
• dry mouth due to diseases or age-related changes;
• difficult eruption of wisdom teeth;
• insufficient hygiene when using dentures;
• inflammatory diseases of the ENT organs (runny nose, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, etc.);
• diseases of the stomach and internal organs;
• taking medications;
• consumption of specific food (garlic, onion, herbs, spices).
To get rid of the irritating smell, it is enough for a healthy person to brush their teeth thoroughly every day and monitor their diet.
How to brush your teeth so that there is no bad breath?
The main focus should be on evening brushing after the last meal to remove bacterial plaque and food debris accumulated during the day. In the morning after sleep, it is enough to rinse the mouth, but clean it after breakfast so that the remnants of food do not lie on the teeth until the next meal.
1. The toothbrush is used first in brushing.
2. The tongue is cleaned with the same brush or scraper.
3. Then the teeth are cleaned with an irrigator, and, if necessary, additional interdental spaces - with brushes or floss.
4. If desired or indicated, cleaning is completed using a rinse aid or spray.
How to get rid of bad breath?
1. Thoroughly brush your teeth.
2. Drink enough pure water.
3. Monitor nutrition.
4. Visit the dentist regularly.
5. Perform a professional oral hygiene procedure once every 6 months.
If you need to urgently get rid of an unpleasant smell, then you can use simple methods. Nibble or chew on the following foods:
- Apple, carrot.
- Leaves of parsley or dill.
- Coffee bean.
- A slice of lemon with peel.
And of course, rinses, sprays, chewing gums come to the rescue.
Unfortunately, the effect of these funds will be only if a person has healthy gums and teeth. Otherwise, the result will be very short-term.
Just one or two visits to the dentist can get rid of the "flavor" from the mouth in cases where the smell is caused by gum disease or other diseases of the oral cavity. It is more difficult to cope with the smell that arose as a result of diseases of the internal organs. Then it is of paramount importance to diagnose and treat the disease, and in parallel to deal with the oral cavity. By the way, bad breath is also a disease called halitosis in medicine.
Therefore, if you brush your teeth well, but the unpleasant smell still remains, then it is better to seek help from a dentist. He will find out what is the cause of the appearance of halitosis, and, if necessary, will involve specialists from other medical fields in the treatment.