The Main Causes of Bad Breath

Updated on Friday 17th March 2017

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Poor oral hygiene, medication, bad food habits, smoking, dry mouth, mouth infections are the main causes why people deal with bad breath, also known as halitosis in medical terms. It is extremely important to detect the cause of halitosis and then to treat it accordingly. Our dentists in Dubai can explain the reasons why people deal with bad breath and they can also suggest ways and methods to treat such disagreeable problem which affects numerous people. And if they consider it is necessary, you can receive dental implants in Dubai.

 Having an inappropriate diet will lead to halitosis

We all want strong and healthy teeth but do we know the importance of adopting a correct way of eating? Most people do not consider that the things we eat might cause a bad breath. A diet full of vitamins and minerals, where junk food has no place, is the proper way of maintaining healthy teeth and a fresh breath. More than that, our dentist in Dubai reminds the importance of brushing and flossing, to eliminate the food particles that get stuck between the teeth and causing decay and bad odors. 

The dry mouth is the main cause of bad breath

All doctors recommend us to drink plenty of water, if possible two liters per day. This essential liquid stimulates the saliva which helps the mouth to stay moist and clean. Food particles need to be washed away, in order to maintain a clean mouth where cavities and decay cannot develop. The hydration is essential for the entire body, for a proper general health, including the teeth.

Certain medication can cause halitosis 

Specific types of medication like tranquilizers, nitrates or chemo treatments can cause halitosis. But luckily, there are alternative treatments that stop the halitosis to develop. When seeing your dentist in Dubai, it is mandatory to tell him your medical problem and the prescriptions you take.

Particular medical conditions develop halitosis

Dry mouth, gastrointestinal conditions, lack of saliva, diabetes, sinusitis, nose and throat infections are considered to be other causes related to bad breath. All kinds of inside infections give particular signs and the mouth is the first to give details about these conditions. Halitosis can develop due to severe conditions related to the general health. In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, you can receive suitable guidance and innovative treatments for all dental problems you might have.

Smoking is bad for your breath

We all know that smoking is bad for your health.  Such bad habit diminishes the sense of taste, irritates the gum tissue, stains the teeth and leaves a bad taste in the mouth. According to research in dentistry, smoking increases the risk of developing severe gum diseases, including periodontitis that comes with a bad breath. Ask for help and get rid of this bad habit if you wish to have a fresh breath.

We invite you to contact our team of dentists in Dubai for additional information about how to treat halitosis or other dental problems.


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