Blame Stress for Bad Breath
A study at the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia has linked stress to bad breath and claim that managing stress may help get rid of bad breath
Bad breath (Halitosis) is something that you can’t brush or floss away. Managing stress may help get rid of bad breath, suggests at study at the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia.
Bad breath, caused by an excess of bacteria in the mouth, affect us all at some point. Good oral hygiene can keep the bacteria under control, but tooth decay and gum diseases allow the bacteria to increase. As a result, malodorous gases are released to cause the unpleasant smell.
When we’re stressed, our sympathetic nervous system cuts the production of saliva. Our mouth becomes dry and anything that dries the mouth makes bad breath worse. The gases released by bacteria are usually contained by saliva are swallowed. Furthermore, the bacteria can stick to the mouth more, making things worse.
Excessive protein consumption, bacterial infection of the nose, mouth or throat, such as sinusitis or tonsillitis, medications can cause bad breath, including nitrates, are the other reasons behind bad breath.
(Source: Daily Mail)
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Mar 19, 2014
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