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World Oral Health Day 2023: Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

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World Oral Health Day 2023: Halitosis, generally known as bad breath, can cause shame and social exclusion. Poor dental hygiene, specific meals and beverages, smoking, and underlying medical disorders are just a few of the causes.

There are various lifestyle adjustments you may implement in addition to practising basic oral hygiene to prevent bad breath. Avoiding foods and beverages that are known to contribute to foul breath, such as alcohol, garlic, and onions, is one of them. Another is quitting smoking. Also, drinking plenty of water will help keep your mouth moist and wash away bacteria and food particles that may contribute to foul breath.

You can enhance your dental health by being proactive about preventing foul breath. In this video, Dr. Bhumika Madan, Senior Consultant, Dental, Aakash Healthcare, New Delhi, explains how to prevent bad breath and increase social confidence(World Oral Health Day 2023).

How can one prevent bad breath?

One of the problems that could be difficult to solve is bad breath. Furthermore, it can be difficult to judge your own breath, so although some people might be persuaded that they have foul breath despite not having it, others might be blissfully ignorant of it.

It doesn’t have to be a terrifying or embarrassing process to get rid of bad breath. In reality, it is frequently as simple as forming a few wholesome routines and giving self-care first priority. In light of this, let’s examine some of the main reasons for foul breath as well as permanent cures.

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Reasons behind bad breath

A variety of different causes could be to blame for foul breath (often known as Halitosis.) Occasionally, the cause is as simple as having poor oral health. Moreover, conditions affecting the mouth, nose, or throat as well as adverse pharmacological effects, or even both, may cause it. Several medical conditions can also result in poor breath, in addition to some malignancies, metabolic disorders, and gastroesophageal reflux illness (also known as GERD).

Moreover, smoking and ingesting tobacco can leave your mouth tasting bad. Dry mouth is another important aspect; saliva automatically cleans your mouth by clearing away any particles that can produce an unpleasant odour. Your foul breath may be brought on by a lack of saliva in your mouth, regardless of whether you have a medical condition, take medication, or consume alcohol.

Gingivitis may be caused by plaque buildup brought on by inadequate dental and oral hygiene. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease or periodontitis, is a recognised contributor to bad breath.