The theme of World Oral Health Day 2023 stresses the need for paying attention to one’s oral condition and work on preventing oral diseases. Bad breath is caused due to a host of factors which commonly includes bad oral hygiene, smoking, underlying disease of ear, nose and throat and consumption of certain kinds of foods and drinks.
The other causes of bad breath could be adverse effects of certain medication, metabolic issues and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Bad breath can cause people embarrassment and can lead to social isolation to an extent. It can be difficult to address sometimes as some people remain unaware about their bad breath for a long time.
One can prevent bad breath by making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and alcohol, skipping food items that generate bad breath, drinking lots of water and maintaining oral hygiene religiously. Drinking plenty of water helps in washing off the small food particles and harmful bacteria and also keeps the mouth moist, which in turn keeps the mouth clean and prevents bad odour.
- How is bad breath related to Halitosis ?
Halitosis is the medical term which means an oral health problem characterised by bad mouth odour.
- What was World Oral Health Day celebrated first?
World Oral Health Day was celebrated first on September 12, 2007, by the World Dental Federation (FDI).
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