What Are Oral Factors Causing Bad Breath?
Do you feel that your breath doesn’t smell well? Your dental problems may cause you to have bad breath problems during the day. This problem may be more serious than you think because it can result in various psychological problems and withdrawal from society. What’s more, this can negatively affect both you and your environment. Need to learn what causes bad breath? Well, the factors that cause bad breath are not just physical or dental. Psychological problems can be not only the result but also the causes of bad breath.
In Birkan Özkan Specialist Dentist Clinic, all dental factors of bad breath are determined and various scientific treatment methods are applied in line with these determinations.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Many reasons for bad breath may be due to your teeth, jaw structure, or gums not being in optimal health. A tooth that grows in the wrong direction, excessive spaces between teeth, anomalies in the jawbone, and some other conditions can cause food residues to take up more space in your mouth than necessary, causing bad breath. Let’s examine the causes of bad breath in a few basic categories.
If we need to summarize dental problems cause bad breath in the mouth, they can be listed as dental caries, dental fillings that have lost their integrity, decays under filling, the presence of distorted teeth, dental cysts and tumors, gum diseases (bleeding, swelling, bruises), tartar and dental plaque accumulation, tooth root infections, upper respiratory tract infections (tonsillitis and pharyngitis etc.), dry mouth after mouth breathing instead of nasal breathing, amalgam filling, porcelain coatings that has nikel alloyed infrastructure, metal supported removable dentures, teeth sealants incompatible with gums and jaws, prostheses incompatible with gums and teeth, structural jaw disorders, structural incompatibilities of teeth and jaws, salivary gland diseases, implants with bone resorption and gingival disease, infected implants, tooth clenching and grinding.
Failure to clean your teeth regularly or adequately can cause food residues to become stuck in certain areas of your teeth. This can cause the acid of the food to interact with various bacteria in your mouth. This situation damages your teeth and gums, especially tooth enamel. Damage to tooth enamel will cause decay and will create bad breath in the long term.
Non-Anatomic Dental Filling
The main goal of making dental filling is to create anatomical fillings. Thanks to an anatomical filling, the following advantages are provided to patient:
- Creating the integrity of teeths,
- Offering an easier and more comfortable chewing experience,
- Easier tooth surface cleaning experience, no dental floos stuck between to teeths because of non-anatomical filling.
If the fillings are not made adequately and anatomically, this may increase the possibility of food residues being trapped between the teeth. This causes the teeth to decay again, causing bad breath. All these combined can threaten your oral comfort and cause a possible gum disease. For example, bleeding gums, purple inflamed gums and similar conditions may occur. In addition, if the filling you use is not integrated with the tooth, the decays will recur and the recurrence of these decays will cause the chewing to become more uncomfortable and the recurrence of bad breath.
The important thing is that the dental fillings are in complete integrity with both the side fillings and the bottom fillings. In this way, chewing anatomy is fully preserved. The filling must be exactly what a natural tooth looks like.
Tooth, Cheek and Palate Cleaning
Contrary to popular belief, cheek, tongue and palate cleaning is as important as tooth cleaning. If hygiene is not fully maintained in this regard, food residues and microbacteria will accumulate in certain parts of the mouth over time. This results in the combination of acid and these residues and bad breath. This is problematic not only in terms of odor but also because of its negative effect on oral health. Because gums, tooth enamel and teeth are also damaged by this situation.
Food may be stuck in the gum
The presence of larger than normal spaces between the teeth of some individuals increases the pressure on the gum area. Because such spaces turn into areas where food residues are deeply stuck, and they put pressure on the gums. This pressure can cause your gums to bleed while brushing your teeth. Over time, you may even experience conditions such as inflammation. Bad breath caused by that the acids of food get into interaction with your mouth bacteria can be a serious problem.
Attention to Dirty and Unhygienic Dentures
Your prostheses should be cleaned and maintained regularly by you. In addition, in the application phase of the prosthesis, your dentist should calculate each step in detail and a correct prosthesis procedure in terms of size should be done. Otherwise, there will be areas in your mouth that can cause food residues to stuck in. This, of course, will mean bad breath.
Can halitosis be completely cured?
Today, many people ask the question, “How can I permanently get rid of bad breath?” If this problem is due to dental reasons, we recommend that you visit our clinic and be examined. A professional halitosis treatment can permanently solve this problem.