Halitosis, oral malodor, breath odor, mouth odor, foul breath, fege bosta, fetor oris and fetor ex ore are some of the many names used to describe the symptoms where your breath smells funny.
More commonly the problem is known as bad breath and more commonly the symptoms are a plain old smell of poor air quality.
Unpleasant odors in our breathing are a problem that almost everyone has had on numerous occasions throughout their life, whether the smell is from an oral source or not.
While it has no real harm to your health, it can have dire consequences to your social life and the way people treat you in all walks of life.
Let’s face it. How many times have we been speaking to someone with bad breath, only to get out of the conversation as quick as possible to avoid smelling their breath any more.
Bad breath is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease.
In most cases it is caused by poor dental hygiene and a combination of poor salvia and poor diet.
But, in some extreme cases, there can be cases where food gets caught in part of your throat and rots away while not digesting.
Eventually the food will wash away, but not before it emits a long periods of poor smelling air for you to give o everyone you talk to.
The best way to overcome poor breath is to take care of your dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth everyday is a great start, so too is mouth washing and flossing.
Drinking plenty of water always helps and so too does maintaining a great diet.
If all normal remedies fail, here are a few natural ones to consider.
One of the most common and effective remedies is Hydrogen Peroxide. If taken with water and gargled properly it can be a very effective method to use.
Baking soda and Acidophilus are other natural remedies worth considering.