Having mouth odour can be really embarrassing, especially when you talk in public places and people try to cover their nose, or try to avoid having conversations with you. If you are having a mouth odour, you don't have to be too hard on yourself, because mouth odour is very common among people. This is because there are many reasons why mouth odour occurs, either through bacteria, or by the food you eat. One other thing some people may not know is that mouth odour can help us tell if there is any underlying health conditions in our body that need immediate medical conditions. For the purpose of this article, we are going to be looking at some of diseases that mouth odour can help us dictate.
a) Gum Disease: if you ever notice that your breath is having a metallic smell, it could mean that there are some harmful bacteria growing under your gum line. This is very unhealthy, and could lead to inflammation and infections. Dentists generally call this periodontitis, and it is common among smokers or those who don't brush regularly. If you are the type of person that smokes regularly, or don't brush regularly, then it is probably time you quit that habit.
b) Diabetes: Diabetes is one of the most dreaded killer disease in the world, and it is definitely not something you want to happen to you, or anyone you know. Fortunately or unfortunately the smell of your mouth could tell if you are having diabetes. If you notice that you have a fruity smell on your breath, it could mean that your body is using the fat in your body for fuel instead of sugar. See a doctor immediately once you notice this.
c) Respiratory Infection: cough and cold infections can make mucus containing bacteria to go through your mouth and nose, thereby causing a bad breath. After cough and cold goes, the mouth odour equally goes so you don't have to worry about it if you are experiencing this.
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