Can foods help get rid of mouth odour? I am sure this is a question that will be going through the mind of some people as they see this topic. Well, I can tell you that some certain foods can help reduce or get rid of halitosis or bad breath as mouth odour is also called.
This will article will cover what Halitosis is, what the common causes are and how it can be managed, especially making use of some of the foods we eat. Nobody wants to be around or talk to someone with mouth odour. The person with mouth odour also tries to avoid having to talk to people.
Medical News Daily (MNT) reports that bad breath, also known as halitosis or fetor oris, affects an estimated 25% of people, globally.
What is Halitosis, Bad Breath or Halitosis? What Causes it?
WebMD simply put it that Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.
Not brushing and flossing your teeth after meals can keep food remnants in your mouth and between teeth. Bacteria will grow on these remnant, they decay and lead to to bad odour coming out of your mouth.
Food particles from foods with strong smells like garlic and onions do not go away completely even after brushing your mouth and teeth. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.
Smoking and other health problems can also lead to mouth odour. All these are the common causes of bad breath or mouth odour. However, there is one source of bad odour that is usually not being addressed – the population of bad bacteria in the gut (unhealthy digestive system).
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