What is halitosis?
Halitosis, also called bad breath, is as an offensive odor that
emanates from the oral cavity. Also
known as foetor oris, oral malodour, or simply bad breath, halitosis is a
serious problem. As a chronic problem, it
affects people's lives, their businesses, and their social activities. In rare cases, bad breath can be a sign of a serious
general health problem, so it should not be ignored.
How's Your Breath? Four Tests to Find Out!
Oddly enough, bad breath, also called "halitosis," is an affliction
you can have and not even know it. Cupping your hands in your mouth and
sniffing the air that comes out won't tell you if your breath is bad; the
offending odor comes from the back of the mouth and is only forced out
when you speak. Here are a few methods to try that might reveal unpleasant
Fresh Breath, How to get it and How to keep it!
Bacteria is the culprit Bad breath is offensive Regular cleanings can help
Don't ignore bad breath There are many possible causes for bad breath;
among them are tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, a condition called
dry mouth ...