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Do you Suspect that Bad Breath is due to dry mouth?

Numerous illnesses can harm our entire oral stamina. Certain oral disorders are linked to other oral health disorders that arise over a period of time. For example, it is not uncommon for bad breath to be caused by a dry mouth. Ironically enough, one of the symptoms of a dry mouth is bad breath. The decrease in production of saliva in the mouth is a dry mouth. The cause for a dry mouth can be due to a number of conditions including: *Side effects of particular diseases *Side effect of particular medications *Side effects of particular medical treatments *Dehydration Nerve damage *Damaged salivary glands *Hormonal changes Lifestyle Lack of oral hygiene, the meals we take, unhealthy lifestyle practice and underlying medical problems is normally the cause of bad breath. The decreased production of saliva in the mouth will result to bad breath. This decreased production of saliva means a dry mouth. Saliva is an important substance to have in the mouth. Saliva plays an important role when it comes to digesting the food that we eat. Saliva also assists cleaning and rinsing the mouth out of odor causing particles and bacteria that are within the mouth. Saliva also reduce the effect of acids that are within the mouth and washes the dead cells away that build up on the tongue, cheeks, and gums. If saliva won’t perform this job, then the cells would decay and bad breath would be unavoidable. Bacteria and infections prefer to grow in warm, dark, and somewhat moist places; therefore, inside the mouth of a person suffering from a dry mouth would be the perfect place. Even if there would be anybody suffers from a dry mouth, there is always a possibility of having moisture on it. This creates the perfect environment to promote the growth of the bacteria between the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. The odor causing bacteria is expelled as bad breath, as the bacteria starts to grow.

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