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Halitosis, aka bromopnea, is the emission of a bad smell from the oral cavity – an ailment with marked psychological and social repercussions.
The causes of halitosis are many, among the most notable:
This ailment can afflict subjects of all ages, though as the years go by the numbers increase.
Another non-secondary source of bad breath is food.
Some foods have a bad smell themselves, while others cause halitosis when their residues are not correctly eliminated from the spaces between the teeth and the tongue, because in this way bacteria are formed which cause the noxious exhalations.
It is, however, true that just like there are some foods that cause or contribute to causing halitosis, there are others that can be a serious help making this annoying problem better.
In general, the food you should avoid contains elevated quantities of sulphur, sugar, and fats.
In more detail, the food you should be careful of is:
The food that instead can help people who suffer from halitosis are the following:
Naturally, a proper diet should be combined with a healthy lifestyle. First of all, avoid smoking and tobacco, then carry out a complete daily oral hygiene (toothbrush, interdental brush, dental floss) or chew gum with xylitol, use freshening mouth wash with moderation, chew every bight well before swallowing.
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