Haliotosis or bad breath
Haliotosis - bad breath is not just an aesthetic defect, it's a disease. The reasons for its occurrence may be different. One thing is certain: the disease must be treated. Moreover, in most cases this trouble is eliminated.
Causes of haliotosis
An unpleasant smell appears due to the plaque formed in the oral cavity. This is a cluster of bacteria, whose vital activity products cause such an unpleasant effect. Bacteria appear for various reasons - mainly due to diseases of the digestive system, kidneys, endocrine system (diabetes mellitus), ENT infections (then the smell is a symptom of the disease) and due to improper oral hygiene (in this case, bacteria that emit an odor , And is a disease that has arisen due to insufficient care of the oral cavity). There are also dental pathologies that cause the emergence and create conditions for the "prosperity" of bacteria: caries, periodontitis, periodontitis, gingivitis, stomatitis.
Mechanism of infection
The imbalance of the microflora is what is necessarily present, whatever the cause of bad breath. Each person has aerobic bacteria that inhibit the development of anaerobic (causing odor). Because of excessive dryness of the oral cavity, alcohol consumption, smoking, in the presence of diseases, the balance between aerobic and anaerobic bacteria is violated, the "bad" ones win, bringing discomfort caused by an unpleasant odor.
Diagnosis and treatment
To cope with the problem, you need to eliminate the reasons for its appearance. And if regular brushing does not help, it's time to visit the dentist. Perhaps you just wrong brush your teeth, maybe it's another reason. In any case, only a conditioner or chewing gum will not help - you need to go to a specialist.
If the cause is in the wrong hygiene, the dentist will tell you what exactly is wrong, help pick up a toothbrush, paste or conditioner, talk about the correct algorithm of brushing your teeth, and teach you how to use dental floss.
If the cause is in dental problems, then the treatment of teeth, gums, possibly - prosthetics or implantation.
If the cause of haliotosis is a disease of other organs, the dentist will refer to the right specialist.
What should I do for the prevention of haliotosis?
Brush your teeth regularly and correctly, carefully removing the remnants of food and dental plaque.
Use floss (dental floss). Even if there are no serious problems, bacteria can accumulate in the crevices between the teeth. It is necessary to carefully clean from the remnants of food hard-to-reach areas of the oral cavity.
Regularly change the toothbrush - every three months, and if its bristles wear out badly - more often. After each tooth brushing, you need to wash the brush with soap and carefully dry it - so that the brush itself does not become a source of infection.
Responsible approach to the selection of hygiene means, selecting products of proven manufacturers, paying attention to the composition of funds. Ingredients should be as natural as possible, with a minimum of harmful substances for the body.
Do not zeal with teeth whitening - bleaching agents can worsen the condition of tooth enamel.
Use rinses that do not contain alcohol. Alcohol dries the mouth, and this creates good conditions for the development of bacteria.
Follow the culture of nutrition. Regularity of food intake is favorable for good digestion. This does not guarantee, but minimizes the likelihood of digestive system diseases.
Get rid of the habit of snacking, especially on the street, where there is no way to brush your teeth or even rinse your mouth with water.