Halitosis can have several causes of appearance:

Mainly, bacteria related to periodontitis, accompanied by food and the presence of blood due to inflammation causes this situation to appear.

It can also occur from infections of the gum that partially covers the lower wisdom teeth.

The halitosis can be seen increased by the dry mouth that can occur by age, drugs or any kind of diseases.

Other causes of halitosis


The previously mentioned halitosis should not be confused with specific halitosis or related to the ingestion of some strongly flavored foods , wine or tobacco. Since this is produced by the product that has been taken, and consequently disappears in a short time.

There is also a part of halitosis that is not related to the mouth. In this case they are a small percentage.

Medical problems related to the pharyngeal area, such as tonsillitis, or rhinopharynx such as sinusitis, can cause temporary halitosis.

The digestive problems associated with the presence of helicobacter pylori ebbs, Zenker’s diverticulum with foreign bodies in it, the hernisa hiatal episodes etc can also cause bad breath.

As I have commented previously, they are the less prevalent causes compared to those related to the mouth.

How to treat halitosis?

As always, you must first find the cause. And guide the initial treatment on it.

If the cause is related to the presence of cavities, periodontitis or perimplantitis , the first thing to do is treat each of them.

In case of cavities, perform the necessary filling or endodontics and in cases of periodontitis, perform periodontal treatment appropriate to the severity and in perimplantitis act in the same way.

Subsequently, it will be necessary to follow some considerations of habits to eliminate or reduce halitosis.

Recommendations to treat halitosis

  • Correct oral hygiene: Be very thorough with it, do interdental cleaning with silk or interproximal brushes .
  • Cleaning the back of the tongue is also very important. If the patient has bridges or crowns, it is highly recommended to use oral irrigators.
  • Use daily rinses to remove odor and bacteria.
  • Drink water often to moisten your mouth.
  • Avoid certain foods that can cause bad breath. Protein or “fat burning” diets can also increase bad breath.
  • Avoid tobacco, alcohol, or coffee. If you have any questions about how to solve your particular case, do not hesitate to consult the clinic for causes and treatments.


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