What is Halitosis?
Halitosis, a common problem among dental patients, is an unpleasant odour emanating from the oral cavity. The main origin of all bad breath odours emanate from the mouth itself, although non-oral parts such as the upper and lower respiratory tracts, the gastrointestinal tract, and some diseases involving the kidneys or the liver may also be the reason for it.
Common Causes of Halitosis
- Poor dental hygiene
- Tooth infections, Tooth decay, Tooth abscess etc.
- Certain foods
- Hiatus hernia
- Certain lung diseases
- Certain metabolic or hormonal disorders
- Infections in the respiratory systems
- Stomach disorders
Psychogenic halitosis: Anxiety about halitosis, without actually having it, which is a psychological condition.
Home Remedies for Halitosis
Chewing a very green Guava which is almost raw, helps.
Chewing a Green cardamom after meals and during long intervals.