Bad breath or halitosis can be a sign of suffering from a disease, such as chronic kidney failure (in this case the breath smells like ammonia), poorly controlled diabetes, sinusitis, a change in liver function, lung infections or gastrointestinal problems.
The consumption of tobacco, alcohol or coffee, as well as certain foods such as garlic and onions, are also related to the appearance of halitosis or bad breath.
There are also numerous drugs that have as a side effect a decrease in saliva production, and having a dry mouth causes bad breath.
Halitosis can also be caused by a diet low in carbohydrates. The lack of these nutrients causes the body to use fats to get the energy it needs. When metabolising fats, ketosis or ketoacidosis occurs, which consists of an increase in ketones in the blood and urine. Bad breath, in this case, is the consequence of the elimination of small amounts of acetone, which produce a characteristic odour.
The root of the problem, however, is found, in 90% of cases, in an excessive proliferation of bacteria in the mouth, which induces the formation of bacterial plaque on the teeth, and produces acids and volatile sulfated compounds, which are those responsible for the bad smell
Halitosis or bad breath is differentiated into different types depending on the origin it has, be it oral, stomach, morning or chronic halitosis.
In general, the vast majority of halitosis comes from the mouth, and are the consequence of insufficient oral hygiene habits.
Stomach halitosis can be an indicator of a disease, even a serious one, such as a stomach ulcer, but it can also be caused momentarily by difficult digestion.
Morning halitosis, or bad breath in the morning, which can manifest itself even if we have extraordinary hygiene habits. This is mainly due to the absence of sufficient amounts of saliva during the night.
Chronic halitosis is a type of halitosis that does not necessarily have to occur permanently, but presents recurrent episodes of bad breath throughout the individual’s life, and that requires a visit to the doctor.
There is a generalised belief that halitosis of stomach origin is one of the most common, but the vast majority of the causes behind bad breath should not be found in the stomach, but in the mouth: in 90% of patients Halitosis cases the origin is in the oral cavity and more than half of them are closely linked to gum disease.
To prevent the onset of halitosis, it is essential to keep your mouth in good condition.
Despite the fact that bad breath that does originate in the stomach is more difficult to eliminate, thanks to the patented formula of Air lift Capsules in just 20 minutes after ingestion, they are able to eliminate bad breath from the stomach naturally. The olive oil particles cover and absorb the Volatile Sulphur Compounds and force their elimination through the intestinal tract and the essential oils rise from the stomach and provide a pleasant mint flavour that generates self-confidence.
The solutions to bad breath begin by trying to detect what are the causes of halitosis. As in most cases the disorder is associated with oral problems (infections, dryness, bacteria …) or with inadequate oral hygiene, to eliminate it is necessary to take into account:
- Improve hygiene habits, brush your teeth, gums and tongue after each meal with a high-fluoride paste, and also use dental floss and mouthwash to reach areas that are not accessible with the brush.
- Visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year, to prevent cavities or other dental conditions, check that no dental reconstruction has deteriorated, and remove tartar with a professional dental cleaning.
- Quitting smoking, not drinking alcohol, and limiting the consumption of foods that promote bad odour from the mouth, such as hot peppers, garlic and onion, are the main avoidable risk factors.
- Use gum, spray, capsules or other products indicated for Halitosis.
If halitosis persists, it will be time to see a professional who specialises in breath
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