Diseases smell from the mouth
Do we brush our teeth regularly, everything is sealed, and the stench continues from the mouth? The therapist directs to the dentist, the dentist – to the ENT, and he, sinning on the stomach, kicks off to the gastroenterologist. The latter rightly states that the smell is physically unable to leave the stomach, since the esophagus at rest is in a collapsed state along its entire length. As a result, patients bring themselves to paranoia and depression in the fight against this problem, they swallow rinses with glasses
Meanwhile, studies have shown that bad breath (halitosis) is caused by pathogenic microflora of the ENT organs. In this article I will talk about the causes of halitosis, how to correctly identify bad breath and how to get rid of this problem.
The cause of halitosis
The unpleasant odor is caused by methanethiol, hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide (odorants) – these are products of the breakdown of food proteins by anaerobic bacteria that live on the tongue and gum pockets. Their representatives are in the mouth and in a healthy person among hundreds of other types of microorganisms, but normal microflora and immunity easily limit their number and activity. Where does the mess begin – why do these hooligans arrange chaos and stench in their mouths, but most importantly – how to solve the problem?
It all starts in the childhood of each of us. The smell from the baby’s mouth resembles the slight smell of mozzarella, from which serotonin hits the head of young mothers. But the point is not that the diet of babies is limited only to milk – after all, it contains no less variety of proteins than adult food. The point is the absence of anaerobic bacteria that die from immunoglobulins and lysozyme of breast milk. Therefore, odor changes do not occur after the introduction of complementary foods, but simultaneously with the abolition of breastfeeding and, as a result, with the colonization of the body with opportunistic anaerobes.
Thus, we can conclude that the problem of halitosis is more relevant in the cold season and is associated with infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract. During the period of remission, the microflora cannot completely normalize, therefore, halitosis persists even in the warm season, albeit with a lower intensity. Do you think you don’t have that? Take your time to breathe in your palm – this is useless self-deception. How, then, to correctly perform the self-diagnosis of halitosis?