The term halitosis describes a common oral health issue we’ve all experienced at some point – bad breath. For most of us, bad breath has triggers, like eating, drinking (or abstaining from both), smoking etc. but if bad breath seems to be a constant in your life then you may be suffering from halitosis. Spending your money on gum, breath mints, mouth washes might help temporarily mask the issue but it’s not getting at the root of the problem.
You’ve most likely heard you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day with regular flossing, and that’s usually enough to keep bad breath away – but if bad breath persists, you should speak to your dentist about it.
Bad breath or halitosis really only has one noticeable symptom – your breath smells bad and stinky. If you’re not sure about the odour of your breath, you can ask a friend or family member for their opinion.
There are many reasons that halitosis can be affecting your life. There are also different ways that halitosis affects each individual, with some people experiencing temporary bad breath and others struggling with a persistent, lingering odour. The latter variety, the persistent bad breath is most often caused by an untreated oral cavity, while temporary halitosis often stems from food or drinks that have been consumed.
Halitosis can also originate from your stomach due to intestinal obstructions or possibly stomach infections
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