Published On: Sun, Nov 10th, 2013

How to get rid of Bad Breath and other Oral Disorders?

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Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath cannot be cured by any mouth wash, lozenge, spray and antiseptic gargles which are advertised in the media and which are available in the market. These products mask the odour only. So the basic cause has to be diagnosed and cured. Bad breath is also known as halitosis.

Pete's halitosis still a problem

Pete’s halitosis still a problem (Photo credit: Fantata)

The conditions which result in bad breath are:

  • Infection of nose
  • Infection in mouth
  • Disorders of stomach
  • Kidney disorders
  • Pyorrhea
  • Respiratory infection
  • Improper mouth hygiene
  • Excessive drinking and smoking
The persons who are self conscious about this problem have to consult the doctor or dentist to find out whether the breath is truly offensive and what to do for this problem.

Basic Information on Glossitis:


Glossitis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Glossitis is the inflammation of the tongue, causing the tongue’s surface to become bright red or glazed in appearance. It is also the symptom of some infection somewhere in the body. It is also a symptom of or nutritional deficiency. It may also result as an adverse reaction to certain forms of medication. If the inflammation persists and is accompanied by the acute soreness, a doctor should be consulted.

Basic Information on the Canker Sores and Coated Tongue

Canker Sores

Canker sores are the small ulcers inside the lips, mouth and cheeks. The specific cause of the canker sores is not known, but they accompany or follow the virus infection, vitamin deficiency or emotional stress.

Canker sore

Canker sore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Additional irritation occurs due to citrus , chocolates or nuts. A canker sore usually gets cleared up in about a week without any special treatment. A bland mouth rinse relieves pain and speeds up the healing process.

Coated Tongue

Coated tongue is not always a sign of illness. The coated tongue may occur due to temporary lack of saliva.

Basic Information about the Inflammation of the Gums (Gingivitis)

Inflammation of the gums is also known as gingivitis and is caused by a bacteria which grows in the food which is trapped in the spaces between the gums and the teeth. Due to the bacterial infection, the gums become swollen and bleeding occurs. The gums may be sore also and chewing will become difficult.

Ulcerative necrotizing gingivitis

Ulcerative necrotizing gingivitis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gingivitis can be prevented by cleaning the teeth frequently and thoroughly, which includes the use of dental floss or the rubber tip on the tooth brush to remove food articles lodged in the teeth after eating. Gingivitis can lead to a serious condition of pyorrhea. Persistent gum bleeding or soreness should be treated promptly under medical supervision.

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