|February 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm #13240|
I have bad breath..and it seems to be coming from my tongue. I dont know how to get rid of it. I have tried everything
|February 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm #13267|
Dr V. J. Vadgama
What causes bad breath?
Most people suffer from bad breath occasionally. However, if it becomes permanent you should consult your dentist.
Most adults suffer from bad breath occasionally, although it may affect up to a quarter of adults on a regular basis.
Bad breath is usually brought on by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. However, there are several other possible causes that affect the airways, oesphagus and stomach that can also lead to bad breath.
Factors that affect the mouth and cause bad breath
How can bad breath be treated?
If there is any dental treatment required to eliminate disease or avoid food stagnation areas, this will be carried out. If no oral cause can be identified by the dentist, it may be necessary to attend a clinic that specialises in breath odours, or to visit other health professionals.
Some people become excessively concerned about bad breath, in which case a psychological professional can help put what may in reality be a minor problem into perspective.
What can you do for yourself?
B.D.S. L.D.S. R.C.S.
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