Causes of Bad Breath Dr. Kripa Shetty, Smile Care For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com
Why do I have Bad Breath ? For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasa...
For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com Millions of bacteria live in the mouth, particularly on the back of ...
Some types of bad breath are considered to be fairly normal. They usually are not health concerns. One example is "mo...
Causes of Bad Breath <ul><li>Poor dental hygiene — Infrequent or improper brushing and flossing, which allows bits of food...
<ul><li>External agents — Garlic, onions, coffee, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Dry mouth (xerostom...
<ul><li>Systemic (body wide) illnesses — Diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, sinus disease, reflux dise...
Symptoms of Bad Breath You may not always know that you have bad breath. That's because odor-detecting cells in the nose e...
Symptoms of Bad Breath Other symptoms depend on the underlying cause of bad breath For more details visit  http://www.smil...
Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Infections in the mouth  —  Symptoms ...
Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Respiratory tract infections  — Sore ...
Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Dry mouth  — Symptoms may include: </...
Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Systemic (body wide) illnesses  — Sym...
About Smile Care Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in...
Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email:  [email_address] Tel:  91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 9...
Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit  http://www.smilecareworld.com
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  1. 1. Causes of Bad Breath Dr. Kripa Shetty, Smile Care For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. Why do I have Bad Breath ? For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasant odor. It's also known as halitosis. This odor can strike from time to time, or it can be long-lasting, depending on the cause.
  3. 3. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Millions of bacteria live in the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue. In many people, they are the primary causes of bad breath. The mouth's warm, moist conditions are ideal for the growth of these bacteria. Most bad breath is caused by something in the mouth. Why do I have Bad Breath ?
  4. 4. Some types of bad breath are considered to be fairly normal. They usually are not health concerns. One example is &quot;morning mouth.&quot; This occurs because of changes in your mouth while you sleep. During the day, saliva washes away decaying food and odors. The body makes less saliva at night. Your mouth becomes dry, and dead cells stick to your tongue and to the inside of your cheeks. When bacteria use these cells for food, they produce a foul odor. Why do I have Bad Breath ? For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  5. 5. Causes of Bad Breath <ul><li>Poor dental hygiene — Infrequent or improper brushing and flossing, which allows bits of food to decay inside the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Infections in the mouth — Periodontal (gum) disease </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory tract infections — Throat, sinus or lung infections </li></ul>For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  6. 6. <ul><li>External agents — Garlic, onions, coffee, cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Dry mouth (xerostomia) — Caused by salivary gland problems, medicines or &quot;mouth breathing“ </li></ul>For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Causes of Bad Breath
  7. 7. <ul><li>Systemic (body wide) illnesses — Diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, sinus disease, reflux disease and others </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatric illness — Some people may believe they have bad breath, but others do not notice it. This is referred to as &quot;pseudo halitosis.&quot; </li></ul>For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Causes of Bad Breath
  8. 8. Symptoms of Bad Breath You may not always know that you have bad breath. That's because odor-detecting cells in the nose eventually get used to the smell. Other people may notice and react by recoiling as you speak. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  9. 9. Symptoms of Bad Breath Other symptoms depend on the underlying cause of bad breath For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Poor dental hygiene — Teeth are coated with film or plaque. You may have food trapped between the teeth and pale or swollen gums. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Infections in the mouth — Symptoms depend on the type of infection. They can include : </li></ul><ul><li>Red or swollen gums that may bleed easily, especially after brushing or flossing </li></ul><ul><li>Pus between teeth or a pocket of pus (abscess) at the base of a tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Loose teeth or a change in how a denture fits </li></ul><ul><li>Painful, open sores on the tongue or gums </li></ul>
  11. 11. Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Respiratory tract infections — Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (&quot;swollen glands&quot;) in the neck, fever, stuffy nose, a greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, a mucus-producing cough </li></ul><ul><li>External agents — Cigarette stains on fingers and teeth, a uniform yellow &quot;coffee stain&quot; on teeth </li></ul>
  12. 12. Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Dry mouth — Symptoms may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty swallowing dry foods </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty speaking for a long time because of mouth dryness </li></ul><ul><li>Burning in the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>An unusually high number of cavities </li></ul><ul><li>Dry eyes (in Sjögren's syndrome) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Symptoms of Bad Breath For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com <ul><li>Systemic (body wide) illnesses — Symptoms of diabetes, lung disease, kidney failure or liver disease </li></ul>
  14. 14. About Smile Care Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  15. 15. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email: [email_address] Tel: 91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 91-22-26416342 For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  16. 16. Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com

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