Cecil walked into my office, smiling sheepishly at me. I beckoned on her to sit down.
She replied me. I didn’t know when I died and resurrected following the waft of foul air that oozed out of her mouth. I quickly excused myself and stepped out for some fresh air.
A large number of teenagers feel that bad breath is an instant turnoff. I feel so too.It’s the most important thing to avoid when meeting someone for the first time.
While bad breath can be treated and avoided, you often don’t even know that you have it!
Bad breath, termed halitosis, is a common problem, not only for teens, but for everyone. So, what exactly is it? What causes it?
Halitosis is bad breath, bad breath is halitosis
Bad breath has a variety of causes, among which are:
Some medical conditions.
Postnasal drip following airway infections.
Poor hygiene (yep, you have to brush your teeth frequently)
Not washing mouth after meals.
Lodgement of food particles in tiny spaces.
The major cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. It is so because in most cases, bad breath comes from the gums and tongue. Basically, that means you don’t brush or floss frequently enough.
Tobacco products cause bad breath. If you smoke tobacco, chew tobacco leaves, or take snuff (a.k.a utaba or angur) ask your family physicians for tips on kicking the habit.
I will be sharing more subsequently, do keep tabs.
I love you, I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,