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5 Types of Bad Breath and What They Reveal About Your Health

By Jeak @mylifeandheath

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5 types of bad breath and what they reveal about your health

You probably already know the essentials regarding your oral hygiene and how to keep a fresh breath (or a pleasant minimum for those who speak to you). Brushing daily teeth, floss and maybe you rinse you occasionally with a good mouthwash. You never will order from garlic bread to a first date and always keep chewing gum available. If despite all these precautions your breath foul rest, your body is trying to tell you something.

This happens much more often than think. Poor oral hygiene is not the most common cause of bad breath. Dr. Harold Katz, a dentist and bacteriologist at California Breath Clinics confirms. According to him, if your mouth feels regularly bad it is because it is dry. And in this case the bacteria that live there multiply. At night, while you sleep, saliva is produced in very low quality or not at all, causing dry mouth and an unpleasant morning breath.

If this is your only concern, you do not actually have nothing to worry about, a brush and voila. But many dry mouth and therefore bad breath throughout the day. The reason is often a medicament. 75% of drugs including antidepressants, antihistamines, and remedies against the tension have as a side effect a dry mouth. So if you have noticed that people move away when you talk to them, ask your doctor if your medication is responsible. If this is the case, it is recommended to drink more water, chew mint leaves or why not change the medication.

In other cases, bad breath is the signal that something is not elsewhere in your body. And believe it or not, every odor corresponds to a particular problem.

If your breath smells of mothballs
You may have allergies, runny nose throat or sinusitis. When you have recurrent sinusitis, the bacteria in your mouth can transform mucus protein toxic. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, you should be fine.

If your breath smells fruits
You may have diabetes. Sugar circulating in your bloodstream goes to your cells and converted into energy. If this process does not occur, blood glucose levels rise and your cells begin to burn fat to provide energy. The result is a production of acetone (acidic substance found naturally in the body and result in hyperglycemia) which gives your breath this fruity odor. If your doctor sees what kind of breath in you, it will test your blood sugar.

If your breath smells the milk has turned
You may be lactose intolerant. This indicates that you do not digest the proteins in dairy products as necessary. Surely you have other symptoms when you eat diarrhea, cramps, gas.

If your breath smells like dirty diaper
You may have a problem with the tonsils. Bacteria and food particles can become trapped and form small white balls also called casein. The doctor will then remove your mouth emerges as a rotten smell.

If your breath smells rotten
You may have a lung infection. A foul odor, stronger than the usual bad breath shows the existence of a problem in the lungs (pneumonia or even cancer). Consult a physician.

Bad breath can be extremely embarrassing and debilitating socially, but this is your body trying in most cases to send you a message. So listen to it!

5 types of bad breath and what they reveal about your health

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