If your breath stinks, there could be a lot of different causes for it.
In this section I’ve listed all the common causes, which make your breath stink:
- Food – After you ate, some tiny food particles always remain in your teeth, causing bad breath. One of the worst bad breath causes are onions and garlic. Those foods penetrate through your blood, travel through your lungs and come up in your breath.
- Dental problems – Poor dental hygiene causes periodontal disease, which can also lead to bad breathe. You need to brush and floss at least 2 x a day. My dentist even recommends to do so after every meal. The food particles, that remain in your mouth will absorb bacteria. This leads to plaque on your teeth. If you don’t brush your teeth properly or not enough, the plaque can mess with your gums. You can end up getting gingivitis and tooth decay. Pockets can form between your teeth and gums. This condition is called Periodontitis.
- Dry mouth – Saliva cleans your mouth. If there is no saliva circulating inside, dead cells begin to form on your tongue, cheeks and gum. Once the dead cells start to deteriorate, they make your breath stink. F.e. sleeping with your mouth open, is one of the reasons for a dry mouth. This is what we usually call morning breath.
- Chronic diseases – Infections and abscesses can be a cause for bad breath. Also chronic kidney failure or liver problems. If you have diabetes your breath smells, too.
- Nose and throat infections Allergies, sinus infections and upper respiratory ailments are also known to make your breath stink.
- Tobacco – Smoking causes an unpleasant odor after you have puffed on a cigarette. There is a greater chance for you to get periodontal disease, which would be a double whammy because that also causes bad breath.
- Extreme dieting – If you are on a special diet or if you are fasting to lose weight, you may have a fruity breath.
- Milk – People that are having problems to digest milk might develop bad breath.
- Alcohol – Drinking alcohol causes dry mouth, which leads to bad breath.
- Stress – When you’re stressed out, it affects your digestive system, which triggers your breath to smell. It could even transform into Halitosis – the chronic from of bad breath.
More things that can cause bad breath:
• Vitamin Supplements
• Tonsils that catch food particles
• Cancer of the throat or mouth
• HIV infection
No matter why your breath stinks, be sure that you are not alone and there are a couple of great solutions out there.
Some of them are better than others and will improve the quality of your breath.
You can also use these to prevent bad breath.
Stay tuned as I will post the best bad breath remedies here shortly.