All living things die: 10 secret causes of bad breath
All living things die: 10 secret causes of bad breath

If everyone around you is running away from you in fear, then the matter may not be at all in your formidable gaze or harsh appearance - just the smell from your mouth can knock down birds on the way. Let's leave aside all the trivialities like love for cigarettes and contempt for hygiene, let's dig deeper.

All living things die: 10 secret causes of bad breath

All diseases from the nerves

Halitosis (as doctors call miasms from the mouth) never occurs on its own. But before moving on to intimidation by listing all those diseases that cause halitosis, let's turn our attention to the cause, which is almost always forgotten. And this reason is the most common, banal stress. Especially protracted. When the boss at work constantly yells good and not only obscenities, personal life does not stick, and to top it off the last train leaves from under your nose, then they come into play: cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine. These three bandits are stress hormones that provoke the accelerated growth of all kinds of pathogenic microflora in the mouth. Under the influence of this trinity, she zealously releases volatile and extremely smelly substances that your interlocutors are forced to smell.

The language barrier

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Inna Virabova President of the International Dental Association (IDA), Oral-B and Blend-a-Med expert

The condition of the tongue plays a colossal role - the freshness of the breath of each of us depends on its hygiene. The surface of the tongue is capable of accumulating plaque during the day and at night, and it definitely needs to be removed. Indeed, in addition to the unpleasant odor that can be caused by plaque on the tongue, it can cause the development of caries. Thus, the microbes that populate the surface of the tongue can move to the walls of the teeth, creating favorable conditions for the development of caries and its complications. Agree, it is quite a shame to find out that, despite thorough cleaning of your teeth, you still run the risk of becoming a patient of a dentist because you ignore cleaning your tongue?

Therefore, the tongue of both adults and children needs daily cleaning no less than teeth. Ideally, the back of the tongue should be cleaned as often as the teeth, that is, 2 times a day (morning and evening). It should be noted that morning cleaning of the tongue should be mandatory. Today there are all sorts of tools for getting rid of plaque - for example, scrapers and brushes. But the Oral-B electric brush with the tongue cleaning function can boast of the most modern method of high-quality and, importantly, pleasant cleaning of the tongue. Thanks to this option, the bristles gently loosen and sweep away plaque from the surface of the tongue, providing light massage movements. Thus, you do not need to purchase additional oral care products that will fill the shelves in the bathroom - after all, you just need to change the mode on the panel of your electric brush!


Sugar in the mouth

Another reason for heavy amber from the mouth is a lack of water. Oh, it's not in vain that doctors advise drinking at least two liters of water a day! If you drink little (water, and not cheerful and invigorating drinks with a high degree), then the body produces too little saliva. Lack of moisture causes the death of tongue cells, which are actively and happily feeding on all the same pathogenic bacteria.

Snoring and stuffy nose


Suddenly but permanently stuffy nose and snoring are also causes of bad breath. Unfair, but true. When the mouth is open continuously or for a very long time, it leads to dryness. And dryness, as we have already found out, is the dream of all pathogenic bacteria, from small to large. When there is little saliva due to dryness, they begin to multiply their ranks and release sulfur compounds that provoke bad breath. Therefore, be vigilant: treat runny nose and allergies on time.

Diets are evil

Giving up breakfast for your waist? Ignoring lunch to reduce the number on the scale? Do you practice protein or, even worse, mono diet ?! Receive thermonuclear halitosis as a reward for your efforts! The thing is that our body perceives any hunger strike as a signal of distress and immediately begins to take measures: to burn all fat reserves. Not only is it harmful, but it also provokes the formation of ketones, which, in turn, lead to bad breath.

The stomach is always there …

Sour breath is a sure sign that you have stomach problems. If the smell is accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea, or belching, it is likely that gastritis or a stomach ulcer is nearby. Sour breath accompanies diseases associated with low acidity, and what a neglected dysbiosis smells like is better not to mention in a decent society.

Nose and throat - always together


For example, plugs in the tonsils. They accumulate a strategic supply of food debris for bacteria. In addition, many diseases of the nasopharyngeal mucosa are accompanied by the formation of pus, and this also does not improve the aroma from the mouth, but quite the opposite. To the surprise of many ENT patients, as soon as they undergo a successful course of treatment, their breath freshens up before our eyes.

Kidneys, lungs and diabetes

Pulmonary diseases also often come not alone, but together with halitosis. But not only the lungs signal us with the help of amber: the bitter smell from the mouth hints at problems with the kidneys, and the persistent aroma of acetone - of the threat of diabetes. The last enemy is the most dangerous, and, of course, not only because of the smell. Nevertheless, an unpleasant smell can literally help in treatment if you pay attention to an alarming symptom in time.

Odorless dentures

Of course, everyone knows (or at least vaguely guesses) that poor hygiene and oral diseases provoke powerful amber. But even after you have cured everything, you must not lose your vigilance! Dentures, especially bridges, require careful daily maintenance: arm yourself with irrigators, brushes, dental floss and fight plaque mercilessly. Otherwise, not only a nasty smell will penetrate into your life, but also new gum diseases, caused, again, by insufficient hygiene.

Earrings in unexpected places


Piercing - oh, how much is in this sound!.. But having a tongue piercing is not only fashionable, stylish and shocking. It is also harmful. Wounds in the oral cavity cause fungal infections, which immediately begin to actively multiply. The defeat of the fungus gives out a white, yellowish or creamy coating on the tongue, burning sensation, increased sensitivity to pungent and sour, and, of course, halitosis. So before piercing your tongue, think about whether the game is worth the candle.

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