Halitosis is the medical name of the issue commonly known as bad breath. It can be the result of poor dental health habits. It can also be the sign of other health issues. It can get worse by the type of food you generally eat. In case people eat foods with strong odor then there is a high chance to have bad breath which can hardly be removed by brushing or using the mouthwash. It can happen to anybody at any age.
Sign and Symptoms
People who have this issue have breath that contains foul odor. People who talk to them or stand close to them can get that odor. Sometimes, it is the odor of a particular food, and in some cases, it is just a foul odor because of improper oral health.
Causes and Risk Factors
The main cause of bad breath is not having proper brushing and flossing daily. If you do not brush and floss your teeth regularly (at least twice daily) then there is a high chance of getting bad odor inside the mouth. The food particles are stored inside the mouth when you do not clean your teeth daily, and they create bacteria there which cause odors. Apart from that, gum diseases can cause this issue too.
Treatment and Management
Your dentist can treat bad breath if the issue is not very complicated. In fact, if you change your habit of not brushing the teeth daily then you can get rid of this issue easily without any medical supervision.