Valentine's Day on February 14 is the day to celebrate love and enjoy kisses. However, over 30% of the population are the frogs that no one wants to kiss. It has nothing to do with their technique, the reason is very simple: bad breath. According to statistics, one-third of the entire world's population has chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis.
What are the causes of bad breath?
Bad breath or halitosis is commonly attributed to volatile sulphur compounds (VSC) that are released when bacteria in the mouth metabolise food debris. In 90% of cases, halitosis originates in the oral cavity, although 10% of patients have bad breath due to gastrointestinal, urinary, or respiratory system diseases.
Poor oral hygiene is the most common reason for bad breath, but sometimes, even those with good tooth-cleaning habits can fall victim. Dentures and braces make cleaning the teeth more challenging, and food particles missed during brushing can...