Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What do you feel if your breath smell bad, moreover if we are talking with other people and then suddenly the person is away. Who isn't ashamed with such circumstances, well what's bad breath and how to handle it?

Halitosis appeared to be caused by many reasons, ranging from oral health to a certain disease. However, the results showed nearly 85 to 90% of the causes of bad breath is caused by abnormalities of the oral cavity, both dental caries and tooth supporting tissue infections.

In people who suffer from halitosis, levels of volatile sulfur compound (VSCs) in mouth have increased. VSCs itself is a substance contained in the oral cavity. This substance contains hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, and dimethyl disulfide, which is a product of normal floral bacteria or oral cavity. With increasing levels of VSCs in the mouth, can cause bad smells of VSCs spread.

Other causes can also cause bad breath is the nose, heart, or because of certain diseases. For example, diabetes, lung infections, and stomach or intestinal infections. But in children, can be caused because there are foreign objects that enter the nose and is not detected, resulting in decay, and cause a bad odor. In addition, halitosis can also occur because of the effect of food remnants in the mouth. When this happens, it will invite excessive bacterial activity.

Therefore, if you want to avoid the bad breath, it is necessary to know beforehand what the cause. To eliminate bad breath caused by tooth, can also use a mouthwash that serves as a refresher. Besides, we can also try traditional medicine, i.e. by drinking betel leaf, in addition to toothpaste. Routine maintenance is no less importantly, clean the tooth 2 (two) times a day (morning and evening before bed), clean the leftover food using dental floss, use toothpaste that contains fluoride, do dental control 6 (six) months to the dentist.


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