Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis is a condition that causes discomfort to people. Halitosis can have many causes. If people smell their own mouth, they should first consult a dentist. Generally, halitosis occurs when oral hygiene is not properly maintained. If halitosis does not go away despite regular oral hygiene, a physician should be consulted. We can summarize the causes of halitosis as follows.

Why does Halitosis occur?

  • Halitosis in the morning can generally occur in every individual. The halitosis goes away after brushing the teeth.
  • Halitosis may occur due to tooth and gingival diseases. People with such a complaint should definitely consult a dentist.
  • Halitosis may also occur due to upper respiratory infections, stomach disease and nasal polyps. In such cases, it is necessary to consult with the relevant physicians.
  • Halitosis can also occur in cases such as the use of tobacco products, alcohol use, diabetes, prolonged starvation, dry mouth, fungal disease in the mouth and tonsillitis.

How to eliminate Halitosis

If halitosis is caused by tooth or gingival problems, it is first necessary to maintain a daily dental hygiene. Halitosis can be prevented by daily brushing, mouthwash and flossing. If Halitosis does not go away even in individuals who maintain oral hygiene, they should consult a dentist. To avoid Halitosis and to prevent dental or gingival disease;

·         You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least 3 minutes. After drinking an acidic drink, teeth should not be brushed for half an hour because the enamel can be damaged.

·         Using toothpastes containing fluoride is more effective in preventing Halitosis.

·         The toothbrush should be changed at least every 3 months.

·         Mouthwash should be done once a day.

·         Dental floss should be used once a day. Despite brushing, some food residues may remain between the teeth.

If you still have Halitosis despite these procedures, you should definitely consult a dentist.