WHAT CAUSES ORAL MALODOR?
Bad breath can be the first symptom to describe many diseases in dentistry. It can be caused by simple reasons such as food impaction and poor oral hygiene, or it can be a symptom of many diseases such as Diabetes and Renal Failure. Bad breath has become a common complaint affecting daily life. Although not certain, 30% of people complain of bad breath. In most cases, the patient detects bad breath on his own, but there are also cases where bad breath is defined by the relatives of the individual.
The most common cause of halitosis is microbial plaque on the tongue. Other causes can be divided into two groups as intraoral and extraoral.
Presence of decayed teeth in mouth,
Active gum disease,
Bad Oral Hygiene.
Lower respiratory tract infections,
Renal Failure .
The most common causes of bad breath are the intraoral causes with 80% ratio. Compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, which are called volatile sulfur compounds, are released in mouth and are cause bad breath.
These compounds can settle in deep areas of the tongue and teeth that cannot be cleaned and may cause chronic malodors. For the treatment of halitosis, professional tooth cleaning should be performed and person's own oral hygiene should be sustained. Also mouthwashes, essential oils, some special ingredient toothpastes which neutralize volatile sulfur compounds recommended by your dentist, can be used.
Bad breath is often difficult to detect. There Is No Numerical And Objective Method For Self-Examination.In some cases, patients present halitophobia, a self-conviction to have bad breath not supported by objective analysis. Many patients take a number of behavioural measures to minimise their perceived problem, such as using chewing gums, mints, mouthwashes or sprays designed to reduce malodour, cleaning their tongue repeatedly, covering their mouth when talking, avoiding or keeping a distance from other people, and avoiding social situations. In this case, it is recommended that the patient obtain support to relieve his / her concerns.
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