Halitosis (halitosis); is the smell that comes from the mouth or nose and negatively affects the person or the people around him. Individuals who have bad breath problems are seriously disturbed by this situation both in the family and in the society. People who are aware of bad breath feel the need to psychologically cover their mouths with their hands or to isolate themselves from the environment. The first thing that individuals who have this problem should do is to consult a dentist instead of going to the Internal Medicine Department.
In order to determine the cause of bad breath, first of all, intraoral examination should be performed. Causes detected in the mouth as a result of the examination;
gingival and mucosal diseases,
worn out implants and prostheses in poor condition,
One of the most common causes of bad breath is that the individual is breathing through the mouth instead of the nose.
If bad breath still persists when all the factors that cause odor in the mouth are removed with the guidance of your doctor; referrals to other medical branches can be made.
In addition, it should not be forgotten that smoking, hunger, menstruation, poor oral hygiene, alcohol and onion/garlic consumption can cause bad breath.