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Halitosis is an oral health problem where the main symptom is malodorous breath. Bad breath seriously affects the position of the individual in society and is mostly tried to be suppressed rather than treated.
Alternative unhealthy ways (gum, alcohol mouthwash, mouth spray) are tried by people to suppress odor, but they are all temporary solutions.
There are beneficial bacteria as well as harmful bacteria in the mouth. Unconsciously applied bad breath treatment can lead to tooth decay by destroying healthy bacteria. However, the source of the odor can be determined and permanent halitosis treatment can be provided.
Neglected oral care is the primary factor in bad breath. Inadequate oral hygiene leads to the accumulation of microorganisms that cause tooth decay and gum disease, and causes these bacteria to form layers on the tongue. Halitosis is triggered because the indentations on the surface of the tongue create a favorable environment for the accumulation of microorganisms. Since these bacteria cannot be removed by rinsing the mouth or simply brushing the teeth, the resulting bad breath becomes permanent. In the same way, between teeth that cannot be cleaned, inflamed gingival pockets are unfortunately suitable environments for bacteria to produce bad odors. On the other hand, dry mouth, long-term hunger, diseases and inflammations in the mouth can be the source of bad odor. Poorly made dentures, food residues under bridges can also be counted among the causes of bad breath.
Halitosis, which is felt as soon as you get out of bed in the morning, is not considered as real bad breath because it depends on the mouth being closed for a long-time during sleep and not brushing the teeth while lying down. Such odors disappear in a short time with eating and drinking something.
According to the source of halitosis, odors coming from the mouth are divided into three main groups as odors coming from the respiratory tract and odors coming from the respiratory tract. Digestive odors are much less than is believed and mostly occur when gas is released from the stomach. Breath and respiratory odors, on the other hand, occur as a precursor to some serious diseases or as a result of them. Diabetes is among the first to come to mind among these diseases. Factors such as chronic infections in the respiratory tract and tonsil stones can also cause bad breath.
In order to treat bad breath, the source of the odor must be determined correctly and this cause must be eliminated. The treatment of oral odors can be controlled mostly by eliminating the food stuck in the mouth, cleaning the inflammations and caries, and reducing the number of bacteria in the mouth with oral care methods. These treatment plans should be prepared individually and shaped according to the needs of the person. Dentist; while performing all these treatments, should be guiding the patient to ensure the complete elimination of bad breath with oral hygiene education and practices. The use of toothbrush alone is not enough for oral care, it is better to use dental floss, bridge floss and tongue scraper to get rid of bacteria and the negative effects they cause.
The most successful temporary method to eliminate bad breath is to use mouthwash. However, if there is a bad breath problem that bothers the person regularly after this method, it should be examined by a specialist dentist and the main source of the problem should be determined.
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