Halitosis

Halitosis:

a sign of improper oral hygiene or an indicator of general condition of the body?
Bad breath can cause severe discomfort and interfere with normal social life. Why it occurs and how to deal with it.

The figures speak for themselves.

Halitosis, or bad odor resistant in the oral cavity, interested researchers and specialists of medical practice very, very long time. Today it is a fairly common problem, and medical statistics of foreign countries shows that 90% of people in Europe, the US and Japan at least once in a lifetime occurrence complained of persistent halitosis.

Numerous studies identify the following numbers:

• 60% of all the planet’s inhabitants complain of bad breath;
• 30-65% — the frequency of halitosis diagnosis in well-developed countries;
• 8-25% of cases the true sustainable halitosis caused by chronic diseases of upper respiratory tract;
• The number of bacterial strains is reduced to 60% when using professional oral hygiene in case of treatment of halitosis;
• In 90% of cases it is possible to avoid occurrence of halitosis if hygiene procedures are carried out correctly, using high-quality professional products, recommended by leading experts of dentistry.

The causes of halitosis

In general, the causes are divided into two groups: the local origin (everything that is connected directly to the oral cavity and the selection of funds under her care) and common origin (when the cause becomes the body’s organs and systems of the disease). Most often, halitosis is developed due to lack of proper oral hygiene. But do not write off other possible causes.

Diseases that can trigger the occurrence of halitosis:
• stomach ulcers and indigestion any origin;
• liver disease;
• renal insufficiency (triggers «fishy» smell);
• diabetes, especially diabetic ketoacidosis;
• metabolic disorder, any metabolic disorders;
• worm infestation in children;
• lung disease.

! To eliminate the disease, contributing to the emergence of halitosis, you should consult a physician to carry out diagnostic procedures and referral to other specialists.

Causes of halitosis can sometimes hide in systemic disorders in the body or be linked to external factors:

• The use of some drugs, especially hormonal.
• Stressful situations and strong emotional stress.
Such conditions lead to a decrease in salivation and dry mouth, which increases the risk of malodor in the oral cavity.
• Hormonal changes in the body — for example, on the background of menstruation,
pregnancy in women.
They can trigger a temporary halitosis.
• Starvation and other eating disorders provoke metabolic disorders.
• Smoking and alcoholic beverages.
This habit leads to drying of mucous membranes of the mouth, reduces the level of natural protection against bacteria.
Often people do not realize that suffer from the problem of bad breath, or only know it. This is due to the fact that the surrounding people do not always talk about it aloud, referring to banal correctness and professional ethics (in the case of collaboration with colleagues). In the meantime,
it is located next to the people are the main «tool» of diagnosis, in fact they are best known, there is an unpleasant smell from the mouth of the counterpart or not.

There is the so-called physiological halitosis — such as «morning breath.»
The decreased salivation night and accordingly the natural cleansing of the oral cavity. In such circumstances, the bacteria of the oral cavity easier to breed and eat leftover food, highlighting in the process of splitting the connection foul putrid odor. Therefore, this phenomenon exists within the physiological norm.

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