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Why does my mouth have bad breath?

Why does my mouth have bad breath even though I brush my teeth and gargle and take good care of it? and how to fix it?


Bad breath can occur for many reasons.  It does not occur from the cause within the mouth alone. The reasons can be summarized as follows:


1. Causes from within the mouth

There are many factors within the mouth that cause bad breath, such as tooth decay, gum disease and periodontitis. Plaque (Dental Plaque) or food particles stuck between the teeth, white patches on the tongue, low saliva. Broken or excess fillings under the gums unclean dentures Various inflammations in the mouth such as wisdom teeth or oral ulcers, etc.​

2. Causes from outside the mouth

Mainly caused by diseases of the respiratory system and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • diseases of the respiratory system  The most common causes of bad breath are sinusitis, snoring, post nasal drip, and tonsil stones.
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract  The most common causes of bad breath are flatulence, indigestion (Bloating), gastric ulcers or gastritis associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) bacteria.

3. Other external factors
  • Strong-smelling foods such as garlic, onion, bean curd, shrimp paste, fermented fish, and various spices.
  • Certain beverages such as alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking and certain medications, such as decongestants, antihistamines, or sleeping pills

This will result in reduced saliva. Or some drugs have a unique smell.

It can be seen that bad breath can occur for a variety of reasons. in some patients Bad breath can be caused by a number of different causes, so if you’re feeling insecure and have concerns about bad breath. It is advisable to visit a dentist specializing in oral medicine (oral medicine). The real cause of bad breath and can plan the treatment exactly according to the cause of each individual. (Personalized Treatment Plan)​

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