Covid-19 and Bad breath

Are you troubled by the bad breath behind the face mask which you never realized you had? Is it affecting you so much that it is lowering your self-esteem? You do not have to shun away from this smelly issue.

Here are some of the causes of bad breath:


Food and Beverage

The food that you eat gets absorbed into your bloodstream. The blood moves to your lungs, and subsequently into the air you exhale.

Brushing, flossing and even mouthwash only cover up the odour temporarily. The only way for the odour to go away completely is to wait until it has passed through your body.

So, be picky with what you put into your mouth if you have any important upcoming events.


Smoking / Tobacco

Smoking and tobacco-based products can also bad breath on top of many other negative impacts on your health.


Poor Oral Hygiene

Are you brushing and flossing your teeth daily? Food particles can be stuck between your teeth. Without proper brushing and flossing, the food will remain there for too long. This promotes bacterial growth which can cause bad breath!


Dental Problems

Bad breath could result from bacteria acting on food remnants in your mouth that are trapped between the teeth, inside the cavities of teeth (tooth decay). Misaligned teeth could also be the reason for trapped food remnants.

Braces or Invisalign might be the solution to your bad breath.


Dry mouth

The lack of saliva causes the mouth to be inadequately cleansed by this natural mechanism. Hence, Chronic mouth breathers tend to have bad breath.

There are many other non-dental conditions of medical origins like tonsillitis, sinusitis, chronic nose blockage, etc leading to mouth breathing, chronic coughs with a lung infection and gastric refluxes may also be a source of bad breath too.