Unknown Causes of Bad Breath

Unknown Causes of Bad Breathallwomenstalk.comApart from the usual causes of bad breath, there are other reasons why Listerine just isn't kicking in a 100%.

This is what you need to know.

 

Consuming Alcohol

Consuming alcohol, or rather, too much of it will mess up your digestion, and digestive problems can cause bad breath.

Also, apart from booze breath, whisky is drying out your mouth and reducing saliva. Reduced saliva will makes a paneer tikka smell vile in your mouth minutes after you ate it because saliva is your natural mouthwash - and it's also essential for breaking down food in your mouth for digestion.

Tea and coffee don't count - they are 'diuretics' - or stuff that makes you pee, reducing water in your body.

Unknown Causes of Bad Breath

Stress

Again, the digestive system. Because stress is prepping you for flight-or-flight (via adrenaline), digesting food isn't a priority to your body anymore. Since your gut doesn't get enough digestive enzymes, it messes your digestion.

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Throat Infection

A throat infection at the back of your throat (caused by sinus or tonsil infections) causes excess bacteria, which, in turn cause bad breath.

Symptom of Major Illness

Sometimes bad breath can necessitate more than toothpaste - it is also one of the symptoms of more serious medical conditions like diabetes, duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, hypoglycemia, kidney or liver malfunction, and respiratory disorders.

Foods

You were probably getting sick of this lesson in human medicine - back to predictable turf.

If you aren't used to it (unlike most of our readership), Indian foods, specifically recipes rich in garlic, onions and certain spices are frequently responsible for bad breath.

Too much meat in your diet, or even too much plant protein can cause bad breath.

Saliva will carry traces of food hours after its eaten, and this is sternest for carbohydrates - sugars-based foods.

Though your bowels have told you this (in no subtle terms), a milk intolerance can kick up a stink - in your mouth. If your stomach doesn't have enough hydrochloric acid, poorly digested food will hang around the intestines putrefy and make itself known in your breath. (MensXP.com)

Also read: Getting Rid of Yellow Teeth Caused by Smoking

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