Frequently Asked Questions

The answer most questions regarding halitosis

What is the cause of bad breath?
Halitosis can not be explained by a single mechanism. There are basically four known sources: 01) Saline (which requires only guidance); 02) Pathology (requiring treatment), 03) Source Location (surgical wounds, cavities and periodontal disease, caseous and others) or; 04) Systemic Reasons ( diabetes, kidney disorders, constipation, cancer and other diseases). There are many causes of halitosis and eventually the formation of the defendant is more than one medical specialty for the diagnosis and treatment.

What is the importance of taking care of halitosis?
For the situation of the Social Restriction causes halitosis. The individual with halitosis suffers discrimination in their social group. Are you a victim of emotional distance in their relationship. Halitosis bothers people living with the carrier.

An indication of any systemic disease in the body. Some systemic diseases present as one of the most obvious signs, changing the breath. Halitosis can present patients with lower airway changes, renal dysfunction, liver or intestinal disease, diabetes, hormonal changes, allergic processes, depression, cancer and other diseases.

For the identification and treatment of diseases Places. It is becoming more concrete relationship between halitosis and mouth problems such as periodontal disease, poorly fitted dentures, extensive caries, decreased salivary flow, changes in upper airway, caseous, and the changes that favor the stagnation of organic matter in the cavity as in the mouth of the tongue (tongue coating), which is a large niche production of volatile sulfur-based.

What are the patients most prone to halitosis?
Patients with periodontal disease (and especially with bleeding gums), tongue coating, caseous, systemic disorders (eg diabetes, liver disease, etc.) on a diet or those with low salivary flow and mouth breathing.

What is caseous?
Caseous is a viscous mass that resembles a ball of cornstarch, and unpleasant odor located near the tonsils. It is a body that accumulates exfoliated cells, bacteria, mucin and food debris that adhere in the tonsil invaginations (crypts amidalianas). The caseous must be removed by the health professional responsible for the patient's oral health.

And if the problem is not found in the mouth area, but a systemic disease?
If the cause is identified and no dental care, the patient should be referred to the medical specialist identified. It is vital that integration among health professionals. Much of the failure in treatment is not just for comprehensive knowledge of the causal factors of halitosis and lack of adequate guidance mutidisciplinar.

Why does not the bearer of bad breath feel your own breath?
Because the smell adapts to the odor, for tolerance. The olfactory epithelium quickly get tired or fatigue, getting used to the smell and failing in perception (olfactory fatigue). Soon, the patient gets used to own halitosis bad breath.

After treatment of ulcer and gastritis, the patient continues to have bad breath?
Gastric problems can contribute halitosis when gastro-oesophageal reflux (return the contents of the stomach) and / or belching, momentarily altering the odor. According to research carried out by a multidisciplinary team of specialists in gastroenterology, otolaryngology and periodontists in Belgium, 87% of the causes of halitosis are located in the mouth and 1% is related to gastric disorders.

I diet to lose weight and now I have bad breath. Why?
Due to the increased burning of fat, which produces strong odors, gases, and the fall of glucose levels. This usually occurs in unbalanced diets and without professional supervision.

Halitosis is the result of bad hygiene?
Halitosis is a flag that something is not right in the body. That is not always halitosis occurs due to lack of proper oral hygiene. A patient who maintain good oral hygiene, but it is stressed, using medications that dry the oral cavity or other changes that compromise your salivary flow, will be impaired self-cleaning site, thus favoring stagnation of organic matter and allowing the expression of halitosis.

How do I know if I am the bearer of bad breath?
The best way is to ask a person of their friendship and trust that your breath is changed or if usually strong. The carrier is aware of his halitosis has a profile often afraid and distressed. However, one may never have noticed changes in your breath. That is, their halitosis may be real or the patient may carry a sense-perceptual change that leads to believe that your breath is changed (imaginary halitosis). If in doubt seek a professional to perform examinations and a perfect diagnosis.

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