Even if you regularly brush your teeth, use dental floss and rinse aid, the smell from your mouth can still be unpleasant. There are plenty of reasons for bad smell from the mouth, of which many are unaware.
Unpleasant odor from the mouth can spoil the impression of communication, even if you are not on a first date. Remember what you feel when you have to deal with people who have an unpleasant smell.
Of course, among the first causes of bad smell, many will immediately call inadequate oral hygiene or problems with teeth. Then go to the dentist. But if the problem does not dare, start thinking more broadly.
Here are a few problems, including diseases that stimulate the appearance of smell.
Lack of moisture in the mouth promotes the reproduction of bacteria. So try to drink more water throughout the day.
In addition, after sleep, when the production of saliva is reduced, we feel the so-called morning breath. If the problem is only this, then when you have an empty stomach a glass of water, the breath is refreshed.
But this may not happen if dryness in the mouth is caused by taking medications. For example, antidepressants, antihistamines and drugs for hypertension have such a side effect. Then you can think about replacing the drug.
Rinser without alcohol additives
The rinse aid helps to neutralize bacteria, the instigators of an unpleasant smell. However, rinsers containing various alcohol additives can do you a disservice, provoking the opposite effect.
Alcohol additives dry the mucous membrane, which also stimulates the growth of microorganisms. Try to use non-alcoholic rinse aid with additives of eucalyptus, menthol or thymol.
The problem with sinuses (sinusitis)
Chronic inflammatory process in the sinuses (sinusitis or other sinusitis), can also cause unpleasant odor.
Flush the nasal passages with a Neti kettle or close the issue with inflammation.
The Atkins diet or paleodieta contains few carbohydrates in the diet and, through this, helps us stay slim. The downside is that intense fat burning leads to the formation of ketone bodies.
They have a characteristic smell of acetone or a fruity hue.
Intolerance to dairy products
In the body of people with lactose intolerance (found in dairy products), lactose molecules do not split. This creates a characteristic sour smell. Lactose intolerance is also manifested by diarrhea and flatulence.
Inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis)
As a result of prolonged inflammation in the lacunae (cracks) of the tonsils can accumulate plugs. They create a putrid smell in your mouth. You can consult a doctor if you have suspicions of this disease.