Keep the health of your teeth and mouth

Dental cleanings are the most used treatments carried out in the dentistry consultations. It consists in the elimination of all waste and bacteria retained in the oral cavity over time. Regular hygienisation’s contribute to proper maintenance of oral health, thus preventing complications such as tooth caries and bad breath.

What are the causes of bad breath?

  • Cavities
  • Soft tissue diseases (gingivitis, periodontitis, abscesses, candidiasis, herpes, BMS, tumors)
  • Missing teeth replaced with removable dentures without proper hygiene or ill-fitting fixed dentures.
  • Misaligned teeth, spaced or crooked
  • Diseases of the pulp tissue, better known as “dental nerve”.

Holders of halitosis have difficulties in the self-identification of bad breath due to the ability of our nose to get used to different smells.

How to know if you have halitosis?

The most correct way is to ask your dentist. In the morning when you wake up, the breath is usually stronger and unpleasant due not only to hypoglycemia fasting, as well as decreased salivary flow. These factors provide the accumulation of oral putrefaction, called “tongue coating.”

Other factors include:

  • Accumulation of food debris, desquamated epithelial cells and microorganisms that are housed in small cavities of the tonsils.
  • Mouth breathing
  • Diabetes and other as Xerostomia ( “dry mouth”)
  • Autoimmune pathology
  • Medicines that can cause dry mouth
  • Sinusitis and allergic rhinitis that can cause unpleasant odor of secretions dripping pharynx
  • Changes in the composition of saliva
  • Tobacco and other drugs
  • Misuse of mouthwashes with alcohol due to the alcohol capacity to dry the oral mucosa.
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Age (in these cases the tongue hygiene is essential to prevent halitosis due to removal of the tongue coating)
  • Periods of intense female hormonal activity (menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding). This cases are usually transient.