Why Is A Bad Odour Coming From My Mouth, Even Though I Brush Them Daily, Perfectly Covering Every Corner Of My Mouth, And Why Does It Happens In The Morning?
Halitosis, or bad breath, is a common dental complaint. Intraoral causes account for the majority of the cases. However, there are several factors that may contribute to bad odor: Oral diseases: caries (decay), periodontal (gum) disease or abscesses. Poor oral hygiene: inadequate frequency, improper brushing technique or dexterity issues. This may lead to food remaining on the teeth or the tongue, where intraoral bacteria can cause Systemic diseases: diabetic ketoacidosis, GERD, liver disease or ENT disease. Other factors: smoking, alcohol consumption and dry mouth. Treatment depends on the underlying cause: Improved oral hygiene: Proper brushing technique, flossing and tongue brushing. This can be done using a regular toothbrush or a tongue scraper. Antibacterial or dry mouth mouthwash may also recommended. Dental care: treating the decay or periodontal disease as needed. Medical care: consult your physician to determine the appropriate treatment for the underlying medical condition. Continue reading >>