A generic term referring to unpleasant odours emanating from the mouth, the intensity of which differs according to the foods eaten, such as garlic, onions, red meat and fish. Other factors include obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption. It is generally worse upon awakening (“morning breath”) because the anaerobic bacteria in the mouth have had hours to proliferate and produce volatiles.
Bad breath can be acute, or chronic, depending on the underlying cause.
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Bad breath can be acute or chronic depending on the underlying cause. It may indicate the need to clean the teeth and mouth more often, tooth or gum disease, or intestinal disorders.
Acute bad breath can be addressed by oral hygiene in the form of mouthwashes, brushing the teeth and tongue, flossing, and use of inter-dental brushes. Chronic bad breath affects up to 25% of the population and may be socially or professionally crippling, and, if extreme, may affect one’s self-esteem. Source: The Medical Dictionary
Avoid spicy foods and those that leave residues or get stuck in the teeth (alcohol, cheese, meat, sweets). Go on a cleansing or raw food fast to detox your body. Chew parsley after meals, as it is very rich in chlorophyll, a natural mouthwash.