By Dr.Santosh, Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal
Getting up in the
morning only to take in the smell of bad breath isn’t the best way to start a
day, right? Not just in the morning, bad breath at any time of the day is
unpleasant and quite embarrassing. Bad breath is also called halitosis in
medical terms. It can either be temporary or a chronic condition. Bad breath
can arrive from the mouth, teeth or even due to an underlying health issue.
Bad breath is a
highly common condition that almost everyone experiences at some point of time
in their life. This is probably the reason that supermarkets or even small
shops on roadsides always have mouth gums, mints, mouthwashes, and other
products handy. However, these products only temporarily suppress the bad
breath and not take care of the cause of the problem.
Mostly bad breath
begins in the mouth and there are many causes for the same. Some of these
Bad breath can
usually be taken care of with better oral hygiene and some lifestyle changes
but if it still persists then you must visit your dentist to know of any
underlying causes. Some tips to prevent bad breath are:
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