Halitosis is also known colloquially as “bad breath”. It is defined as unpleasant odors that emanate from the oral cavity. There is a growing social sensitivity about halitosis. Some people may be concerned about its connotations regarding their health and others about its social, personal, work implications, etc.
Factors that cause halitosis include: gastrointestinal tract conditions, lung conditions, use of certain medications, and ingestion of certain foods. However, in 90% of cases, the bad smell originates in the oral cavity itself.
The substances that cause mouth odor are a consequence of bacterial metabolic degradation. These substances are found in the gums, mucous membranes, in saliva and especially on the tongue.
There is an examination to diagnose the origin of the problem of bad breath and also some protocols and reviews to follow in order to treat it.
This protocol includes:
- Professional cleaning
- Oral hygiene instructions with the necessary tools according to the needs of each case.
- The use of specific antimicrobial agents: both toothpaste and mouthwash.
- Periodic reviews
We anticipate a very important tip: the use of the Lingual Scraper. If you want to know more about how to use it correctly, do not hesitate to contact us, our team will be happy to solve any questions you may have.
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