Bad Breath TreatmentSalih ÖNDER
Halitosis among the public, and halitosis in the medical literature, is caused by the release of hydrogen sulfide from bacteria in the mouth. It is an odor that disturbs both the person and the people around him.
Bad breath affects the social life of the person negatively, causing problems such as social pressure, lack of self-confidence and psychosocial stress. Patients apply to dentists because they feel uncomfortable or because of the bad breath problem with the encouragement of the people around them. After dental caries, the most frequent reason for visits to the dentist is bad breath.
In recent years, clinical studies on halitosis have been increased and thanks to the technological devices produced, direct measurement of hydrogen sulfide-containing bacteria in the mouth has become possible. Dental Group Hospitadent can clearly reveal the sources and causes of odor thanks to the latest technology and devices in all its branches.
How to Get Rid of Bad Breath?
It is possible to treat 100 percent of the problem of bad breath originating from the mouth. The most important point to be considered in the treatment of halitosis is to pay attention to oral hygiene. In addition, it is necessary to brush the teeth regularly, use dental floss, and treat gingivitis. Patients with bad breath are recommended to quit smoking and stay away from acidic foods that are harmful to teeth and gums.
In order to prevent bad breath, dental calculus cleaning should be done by going to the dentist every 6 months. Decayed and faulty prostheses should be treated, and those with gum problems should be seen by a gum disease specialist.
Bad breath is an important problem that affects social life and can be a harbinger of serious diseases. For the treatment of this disease, it is necessary to visit the dentist.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Bad breath can occur due to pathological and physiological reasons, and in some cases, both reasons can be found together. The causes of bad breath can be listed as follows;
Gum Diseases: Intraoral infections and advanced gum diseases can cause bad breath.
Some Foods: Those who consume foods such as onions, garlic, eggs, tobacco and alcohol products or make a habit of consuming them experience bad breath.
Not Paying Attention to Oral Hygiene: In people who do not have the habit of brushing teeth, tooth decay increases and accordingly bad breath occurs.
Dry Mouth: Some drugs that are used continuously cause a decrease in saliva secretion and as a result, bad breath may occur.
In addition to all these, bad breath; lung inflammation, diabetes, kidney failure, tonsillitis, stomach and intestinal diseases, dental caries, cleft palate, liver and metabolism disorders, oral cancers can be the harbinger of diseases. For this reason, the cause of bad breath must be found and it must be treated.
Does Bad Breath Occur in Everyone?
Bad breath is a common disease in society. 50 percent of adults experience this complaint, especially right after getting up in the morning. It is 3 times more common in men than women. While the incidence of bad breath is so high, the number of those who apply to the dentist for treatment is very low. This is because many people are unaware of their own bad breath.
How to Identify Bad Breath?
- There are a few simple tests that can be applied to understand the problem of bad breath. Some of these are those:
- Lick your wrist to remain slightly wet and allow it to dry. Smell that area after it dries. If there is a strong odor, it means you have a bad breath problem.
Gently scrape the top of your tongue with a teaspoon or tablespoon. If there is an odor in the residue after scraping, it means you have a bad breath problem.
- Cup your hand and breathe deeply into it. Then smell your hand. If you have a strong smell in your nose, it means you have a bad breath problem.
Without the need for all these tests, you can go to the nearest Hospitadent branch and find out if you have bad breath with the Halitometer device produced with the latest technology.