Halitosis (Bad breath)


Bad breath must be treated with urgency as

1 It can be a sign of gum disease

2 Moreover, it is anti-social and can cause you your relationship with others and even your job.

3 It is often not mentioned by your peers as they may not want to embarrass you


Causes of bad breath

Oral -

Poor oral hygiene such as infected gums and decay , poor denture hygiene, uncleaned tongue, dry mouth (xerostomia)


 High intake of certain foods such as garlic and onions, tobacco, alcohol,


Infection of the sinuses, throat, lungs, gastrointestinal problems, kidney/liver problems, diabetes, some drugs, etc


Oral rinse can only mask the problem or bad breath temporarily. The underlying cause must be removed.