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Facing Bad Breath Problem!!!!! Here is the solution........
Have you ever wondered when you wake up in the morning and experience a bad taste or foul smell from your mouth. When you see yourself in mirror and check your tongue and find white-yellowish covering over it.
Bad breath, called Halitosis results from poor dental health habits. And it can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Millions of bacteria live in the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue.The mouth's warm, moist conditions are ideal for the growth of these bacteria. Hence cause bad breath in the mouth.
REASONS FOR BAD BREATH :
1. Poor dental hygiene
2. Infections in the mouth
Infections can be caused by either a cavity in a tooth or by periodontal (gum) disease.
3. Respiratory tract infections
Throat, sinus or lung infections also sometimes contribute to bad breath.
4. External source
Garlic, onions, coffee, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco. Smoking and drinking coffee, tea and/or red wine will also contribute to your teeth becoming discolored. Drinking alcohol before going to bed results in morning mouth.
5. Dry mouth
Also known as "Xerostomia". This can be caused by salivary gland problems, medicines or "mouth breathing." A large number of prescriptions and over the counter medicines cause dry mouth.
There is decreased saliva flow when we sleep which means reduced removal of bacteria. This gives bad bacteria a sign to breed and multiply. Whenever our mouth is dry, the bacteria go on a field day and eat the proteins found in the surfaces of the tongue, teeth, gums and the mouth., and then, they excrete their waste products clinically known as Volatile Sulphur Compounds.
People who are on diet may also exhibit signs of bad breath as Infrequent eating means less chewing & so less salivary flow.
Medical problems like Diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, sinus disease, reflux disease also play a role in bad breath.
7. Psychiatric illness
Some people may believe they have bad breath, but others do not notice it. This is referred to as "pseudohalitosis."
A dentist may notice bad breath during an office visit. Sometimes, the smell of the patient's breath may suggest a likely cause for the problem. For example, "fruity" breath may be a sign of uncontrolled diabetes. A urine-like smell, especially in a person who is at high risk of kidney disease, can sometimes indicate kidney failure.
We, dentist at "Dr. Dentiste kapil dental clinic and implänt center" will review your medical history for conditions that can cause bad breath and for medicines that can cause dry mouth. We will ask about your diet, personal habits (smoking, chewing tobacco). We may refer you to a physician if an illness is the most likely cause. In severe cases of gum disease, we may suggest that you see a periodontist (Dr. Swati Dahiya).
Make it a habit of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing and cleaning your tongue.
Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoking and tobacco chewing that may worsen the condition.
Increase fluids intake to moisten your mouth.
Use artificial saliva, sugarless candies and chewing gums to prevent dry mouth.
Removable dentures and braces should be cleaned thoroughly.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING NIGHT GRINDING????
Night grinding or clenching of your teeth is a very common condition affecting both children and adults. Many people do not realize this until their dentists spot the symptoms. You could be grinding your teeth while you are sleeping or awake.
Bruxism may be mild and occasional or aggressive and frequent. It occurs when the teeth contact each other in a forceful manner. This can be silent or cause a loud sound while sleeping.
WHY DOES IT HAPPEN??
The exact cause is not always known..But the following factors can contribute to bruxism:
1. Psychological stress, anxiety or anger
3. Certain rare diseases of nerves and muscles in the face.
4. It may be a side effect of some medicines that treat depression. These include Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine).
5. A complication of Parkinson`s disease.