Halitosis is caused due to breakdown of food particles, saliva, blood or cells by bacteria. Most of the cases are caused by poor oral hygiene. Dental caries, mouth ulcers and mouth cancer are other oral causes of halitosis. Halitosis is also frequently caused by nose and throat infections. Other conditions like lung infections, fever, liver and kidney failure can also result in halitosis.
Improving oral hygiene with regular brushing of teeth, cleaning of tongue and using mouthwashes can help to improve halitosis. In some cases, treatment of the underlying cause of halitosis results in a cure.
ĎMore than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue.í (Source: www.valiasr-dental-clinic.com)
Latest Publications and Research on HalitosisLaser tonsil cryptolysis: In-office 500 cases review. - Published by PubMed
Dimethylsulphidemia: the significance of dimethyl sulphide in extra-oral, blood borne halitosis. - Published by PubMed
Clinical presentation, auscultation recordings, ultrasonographic findings and treatment response of 12 adult cattle with chronic suppurative pneumonia: case study. - Published by PubMed
Short term clinical efficacy of new meridol HALITOSIS tooth & tongue gel in combination with a tongue cleaner to reduce oral malodor. - Published by PubMed
Effects of Tongue Coating and Oral Health on Halitosis Among Dental Students. - Published by PubMed