of Bad Breath Know them, Understand them and Treat them
by bad breath is not rare. Some time or the other you might have come
across a person who could be your best friend who has bad breath.
You might yourself have bad breath and you may not know that you have
it. If you look at the person who has bad breath you can find out that
their teeth are white and look good but how the bad breath does come.
You should know the causes of bad breath so that you can remove it easily.
Bad breath is usually caused by the bacteria that grow in the mouth particularly
that grows at the back of the mouth.
The back of the mouth where the throat and the nasal canal meets is the
right place for the mucus and it helps the bacteria to grow there.
You have to remove these bacteria that are present at the back of the
mouth. One of the easiest ways to remove those bacteria is to reverse
a spoon and scrape away the mucus.
these places bacteria will also grow in between the teeth and the gums.
To remove bacteria from this place you have to brush and floss.
You can also use mouthwashes or rinse your mouth with baking soda. Gastrointestinal
problems might also cause bad breath apart from the regular bacteria in
If you have
bad breath chances are that you might not know that unless someone near
you tells it to you. You are accustomed to your own smell and you may
not know that. However there are other methods to determine whether you
have bad breath in you.
You can use your nose to smell the bad breath. Just breathe in your hands
through your mouth and then smell that hand you might find out whether
you smell bad. The bad odor might be strong at the start and will diminish
later. The way you use your nose to test bad breath is called the organoleptic
that act upon the food particles in your mouth release sulfur that causes
the bad breath in a person. There are tests like chromatography to test
where sulfides are present in a persons mouth.
Devices like halimeter can also be used to determine the presence of sulfide
in a mouth. You can compare this device to that of a breathalyzer which
determines the amount of alcohol in a persons mouth. These devices
help to determine how bad your breath is.
A BANA test
is used to find out the bacteria that causes the periodontal diseases.
Waste products are produced by the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.
To find out whether these products are there the saliva of the person
to be tested is placed in a solution. Color changes indicating the presence
of certain waste products that are produced by the bacteria.
To quantify bad breath chemi-luminescence is used. In this test the breath
being tested lights up if sulfide is present indicating the amount of
bad breath in a persons breath.