Story telling and the art of conversation; before the written word, these were the vehicles for conveying knowledge of history, current events and new discoveries. While arguably, in our modern technological world, the act of face to face, conversation has taken a backseat to more convenient modes of conversing, the fact remains, it is still vital to our lives today.
Being deeply enthralled in a conversation is one of the great pleasures of life. It is a chance to connect with someone; to learn; to laugh, to feel. At least, that is how conversations should go, but unfortunately, not all mouths are created equal.
There are few people who would pass up the opportunity to sit down to a good conversation or enjoy being told a story, that is, unless the person telling that story has bad breath.
Most of us have been there before. In person with someone who is speaking to you, but all you can think about is a polite way of giving them a breath mint. The only thing worse than speaking to someone with bad breath is being the person with bad breath, and not knowing it.
The medical term for bad breath is called halitosis, at it can be the result of various contributing factors.
For example, diet can be a typical cause for bad breath. Typically, all the food we eat gets broken down in the mouth. Certain foods with strong odors such as garlic or onions can leave an odor in the mouth that won’t completely go away until it has passed through your system.
Poor dental health can be a cause of bad breath by the food particles that get left in your mouth after eating. Unless a person properly brushes and flosses, then this left-over food can promote bacterial growth between the teeth, around the gums and on the tongue, which are all contributing factors to bad breath.
It isn’t just the mouth that can be the source of bad breath. There are many underlying conditions and disorders that can cause bad breath. Respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems can all be underlying causes for bad breath.
Sadly, most people don’t realize that they have bad breath until it is too late, and somebody has told them; which is perhaps one of the most embarrassing situations a person could be in. So in order to further promote the dying art of conversation, we have provided you with 10 causes of bad breath so that hopefully, you can realize you have a problem before somebody else does.
Dental caries, otherwise known as the dreaded cavities is the result of a breakdown of the due to bacteria. These cavities can range in color depending on the type of bacteria causing the decay.
The presence of tooth decay is a good indicator that you are also suffering from inflammation of the gums, infection, and abscesses. To sum it up; all of the bacteria get together and flourish in your mouth when you don’t brush your teeth and floss. The result is a stinking petrie dish of bacteria that will have your dinner invitations dwindling.