Halitosis(Bad Breath)

March 4, 2018
Kamala Dental
Dental Health

Halitosis(Bad Breath)

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath and refers to an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth, or sometimes even from the nasal passages

Causes of  Bad breath

Intra oral causes

  • Dental cavities with food impaction and stagnation
  • Extraction wound filled with a blood clot
  • Food impaction in large interdental areas
  • Dentures not regularly cleaned
  • Gum Infections
  • Dry Mouth

Medical Causes

  • Sinus infections
  • Infections of lungs
  • Throat infections
  • Stomach problems:constipation,stomach ulcers ,acid reflex
  • Diabetes
  • Liver or Kidney Disease

Non-medical causes

  • Mouth breathing
  • Morning Breath
  • Smoking

Consumable Halitosis Causes

  • Foods like garlic and onions
  • Foods like fish,cheese,and coffee

Symptoms of bad breath

  • Bad breath smell
  • Bad taste
  • Dry mouth
  • Coating on the tongue


  • Brush at least twice a day with fluoride tooth paste
  • Brush the teeth after meals
  • Brush the tongue
  • Replace your tooth brush every three months
  • Use dental floss regularly
  • Dentures should be properly cleaned
  • Do professional dental cleaning twice a year
  • Stop smoking,avoid coffee,avoid onion and garlic
  • Moist your mouth by drinking water ,chewing sugarless gum
  • Eating carrots,mints,cinnamon
  • Gargle with mouthwash

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