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Bad breath

Bad breath :

Halitosis, is caused by bacteria present in the mouth. About 65 % of the population is thereby affected. Temporary halitosis occurs due to a reduction in saliva production during sleep; the classic bad breath scenario. A healthy breakfast and proper teeth and tongue brushing can eliminate bad breath.

Comment contrer la mauvaise haleine

Halitosis may be caused by:

  • Inflammation
  • Une maladie des gencives
  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • The presence of cavities and defective restoration
  • The presence of food particles between the teeth
  • An acute bacterial infection
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Smoking
  • Low saliva production
  • The accumulation of bacteria and food debris on the tongue

In order to increase your chances of having a fresh breath, it is recommended to brush one’s teeth and tongue two to three times a day, to floss daily and use a mouthwash.

Please note that the effectiveness of the mouthwash is only temporary. If used in excess, the mucous membranes of the mouth may peel away causing halitosis.

If bad breath persists despite following these recommendations, please contact your dentist at API dental group, who can answer all your questions related to your condition .