Chronic Halitosis is Bad Breath

holding nose from bad breath

Simply said: Chronic Halitosis is bad breath.

If you have or had happened any of the following you have bad breath:

* Your bad breath is interfering with your social or professional success.
* You experience a white or yellow film on your tongue.
* Somebody has commented on your bad breath, or offered you mints or chewing gum.
* You frequently have a bad taste in your mouth.
* People step back from you when you are talking to them, or they avoid direct contact with you.

So what is chronic halitosis? It is bad breath that you have for a long time. Simple isn’t it? Not really. Bad breath is a symptom of something and the worse thing about it is that most of the time we as humans never seem to know that we have it. We can be consumed with mouthwashes and mints and candies but still we never look for the root cause of our bad breath.

Chronic halitosis is a condition that has been around for a very long time, but it is only in last century that we have started to may much attention to it, and only in the last decade that we have made any real progress in finding ways to deal with the problem. Up until the last 20 years or so, bad breath was simply thought of to be a personal hygiene problem rather than a health problem. Therefore the health field or industry did not do any deep research.

It took some time but after a while a few dentist and medical workers realized that bad breath was indeed a problem. People that had it felt alienated from family and friends, they often had low self esteem and even suffered with depression. They realized that bad breath was often caused by factors outside the person’s control. So they researched it.

With the need for specialized care and answers it soon led to the development of halitosis clinics. These clinics only treat people with bad breath. Thousands of people went to try and find answers to their chronic halitosis and were given treatments that they could use.

Most of the cases of halitosis are caused by bacteria in the mouth. Yes the causes of these bacteria are varied and many but still the treatments are aimed at the bacteria. Because of this many of the clinics are now struggling for clientele as the answers to the chronic halitosis questions are easily found. This means that people no longer need to go to the halitosis clinic; instead they can simply go to the search engine and read. Of course for those that don’t want to do research can still find help in a halitosis clinic.

This means that most of the halitosis cases will be taken care of by the dentist or halitosis clinic specialist. The remainder of the cases that are associated with diseases such as diabetes will most likely come under the care of other specialties.

The main thought that we have learned through halitosis clinics about chronic halitosis is that most cases are caused by a shift in bacterial population in the mouth. As for a cure, it begins with knowing the root reason you have it in the first place. But while waiting to discover the answer you can make sure to give your mouth great care. Brush your teeth, gums and tongue. Use mouthwash with an antibacterial in it. This will help restore the bacterial population.

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