REASONS WHY YOU HAVE MOUTH ODOUR.


                   


Medical terminology= Halitosis, Fetor Oris.                                                              

We all have at one time or the other had an encounter with someone with mouth odour {bad breath}. It's possible for you to even be the one with the mouth odour.

         Mouth odour can be rather embarrassing, with the emission of fowl sulphuric odour from the mouth. Such individuals could over time develop low self-esteem. 
Its no wonder alot of people indulge in gums,mouthsprays, mouthwashes,mints etc. These things only provide temporary solution by masking the odour if the cause of the mouth odour is not addressed.

                      

CAUSES.

1.     PHYSIOLOGICAL [NORMAL] CAUSES

·        Fasting

·        After waking in the morning

·        Not talking for a long period of time.

·        Food e.g onion and garlic


2.     PATHOLOGICAL [ABNORMAL/DISEASE]

·        Plaque and calculus accumulation 

            


·         Coated tongue

                   



·        Hole in the teeth with accumulation of food debris within the hole.

·        Mouth ulcer and abscess



·        Inflammation of surrounding organs in the mouth like esophagus, tonsils

·        Chronic conditions like diabetes mellitus, hepatic diseases


3.     PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES  

  AKA False or pseudo halitosis.

     The person assumes he/she has mouth odour even when no one else can perceive.


Now that you know most of the causes, you probably want to know how to get rid of this embarrassment. Join me in my next post as I tell you how. 

Don’t forget to leave your comments or questions.





Comments

  1. Is it right to say that tobacco use and severe dieiting are also causes of bad breath?

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    1. Hi Ayoola Tosin, Yes, tobacco use can give bad breath. By severe dieting,I assume u mean, going without food food for a long while. If the individual is taking adequate water, there might be no bad breath

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