LITERALLY WE ALL KNOW WHAT BAD BREATH IS.But do we all know what really is the cause of bad breath?Bad breath is the unpleasant odor.In the medical field it is called HALITOSIS.This will go on and on if it will not be treated.If you have a bad breath,the very first thing people tagged you as "poor hygienic person",and its not a good impression.There are millions and millions and millions of bacteria live in the mouth and produce sulphur gases and cause of bad breath.As i had my research,i found some causes of bad breath:
CAUSES OF BAD BREATH:
- POOR DENTAL HYGIENE
- INFECTIONS IN THE MOUTH
- INFECTIONS IN THE RESPIRATORY
- SYSTEMIC ILLNESS
- DRY MOUTH
- EXTERNAL AGENTS
SYMPTOMS OF BAD BREATH:
- SOUR TASTE
- METALLIC TASTE
- DRY MOUTH
- POST NASAL DRAINAGE
- FILM ON THE TONGUE
THE OTHER PRIMARY REASON Of BAD BREATH IS THE IMPROPER DIGESTION.Eating healthy foods such as vegetables,grains,fruits especially high in Vitamin C help improve the digestive system.If you want to check if you have bad breath try this out:
* GET A SPOON,TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN AND SCRAPE THE VERY BACK OF YOUR TONGUE SLOWLY ,YOU WILL SEE SOME WHITE MATERIALS,NOW SMELL IT..BAD? OR NOT SO BAD..OR EVEN WORST..(that's probably how you smell to others..
*LICK YOUR WRIST SLOWLY FROM BACK OF YOUR TONGUE TWICE.WHEN THE SALIVA DRIESS UP,SMELL IT..
Basically those are just 2 steps to know the smell of your breath.To make sure that your breath has no unpleasant odor,you can visit your dentist and have your teeth and gums checked.There is no duration of where and when the bad breath last because it will depend of the cause.Early treatment and prevention should be done so not to have bad breath.Preventions includes brushing your teeth,tongue and gums after eating,flossing,rinse with a mouth wash,and visit your dentist regularly.