After brushing my teeth, why does my mouth still smell? There may be other reasons that you may not be aware of.
Dr. Nuchanart Opilant, Dentistry Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University stated that most of the causes of bad breath, about 90%, come from within the mouth because bad breath is caused by a group of bacteria in the mouth. to decompose protein-type compounds that remain in the mouth and throat cause a foul smell
6 causes of “bad breath” that you may not know
- White patches on the tongue especially at the base of the inner tongue
- Tooth decay. The more it smells. or there is food residue left between the teeth
- gingivitis It’s caused by not brushing your teeth properly. resulting in plaque and tartar accumulation If left untreated, gingivitis will progress further into periodontitis, which will have a more severe foul odor.
- Dry mouth, low saliva , caused by not drinking enough water when there is little saliva Many germs will remain in the mouth. thus causing more odor
- Respiratory causes Most are caused by mucus running down the back of the nasal cavity. and the presence of food particles stuck in the grooves of the tonsils
- Caused by the gastrointestinal tract This is mainly caused by an excess of bacteria in the stomach and small intestine. Which usually has a flatulence, tightness, belching, foul odor In addition, some foods when eaten will have a smell expelled through the breath, such as garlic, durian, onions, spices, those who drink alcohol. or smoking regularly Or constipation for many days can cause bad breath.
Basic ways to solve bad breath by yourself
Dr. Watisara Kiatpanich, MD. dentist Chulalongkorn Hospital. Advice on how to take care of oral health and teeth. To solve the problem of bad breath initially as follows
- Always take care of cleaning the mouth regularly. With brushing And floss at least 2 times a day or after every meal.
- Brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. to remove food stains that accumulate on the tongue
- See a dentist regularly every 6 months to check for cavities and scaling.
- Do not wear dentures to sleep.
- Clean dentures or retainers. With a toothbrush twice a day and every time after meals.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
- Don’t let your mouth dry. And drinking water will help eliminate bacteria and increase the amount of oxygen in the mouth. Helps to remove stains on the tongue and phlegm in the throat. as well as food particles stuck in the grooves of the tonsils and increased saliva
If the bad breath is persistent It is advisable to visit a dentist. to take a history Both in terms of congenital disease and oral hygiene care and further examination to find the ยูฟ่าเบท cause of the disease