All About Bad Breath, its Symptoms & Prevention


Bad breath (or halitosis medical term root from Latin) can be a serious handicap on your social or business life. It is a source of embarrassment and shame. Bad breath or halitosis has been a problem for mankind since the beginning of most of recorded history. Never before have there been effective treatments for this condition until now. Latest technology promises the Dentists to measure the extent of Bad breath by an instrument named the "Halimeter".

Most people will notice the advertising media is saturated with products promoted to help with this condition. Most, if not all of them, really do not work very long and some make the problem worse. Alcohol based mouthwashes can, for example, dry out the tissues in the mouth and cause the tissues to secrete plasma proteins which worsen the condition over time. Odors coming from the stomach are almost never the cause of chronic bad breath.

It is estimated by many experts in the field that 85% to 90% of the bad breath conditions come from sources in the mouth. Many products are marketed for the treatment of bad breath. These products include: Alcohol Mouth washes, Special Cosmetic Toothpastes, Brushing with Baking Soda, Mouth Sprays, mints and gums which only temporarily treat the problem.

Some people have found that the elimination of all dairy products can help with the control of bad breath odors. A few others have found the elimination of all soy products to help. To prevent the Bad breath the following will be the tips like Use a tongue cleaner, avoiding coffee, Cleaning mouth after eating milk products, fish and meat and Eat fresh, fibrous vegetables.

It is not correct to say that it is primarily caused by gum diseases as some will tell you. If periodontal disease (Gum disease) is present as a cause, some of the pockets around the teeth must be cleaned out to rid the source of bacteria putrefaction causing odor and disease there. The periodontal disease must be treated by a Dentist or Periodontist.


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