Bad breath

Bad breath also called as Halitosis affects 1 in 4 people globally. If particles of food are left in the mouth, their breakdown by bacteria produces sulphur compounds. The most common cause of halitosis is bad oral hygiene. Other causes of bad breath include: tonsil stones or tonsiloliths, eating or drinking strong-smelling or spicy foods and drinks, problems with your teeth or gums, such as gum disease, holes in your teeth or an infection, crash dieting, some medical conditions, like tonsillitis or acid reflux and smoking.

Keeping the mouth hydrated can reduce mouth odour. The best treatment for bad breath is regular brushing, flossing, adequate hydration and mouthwashes.

Mr. Dhanasekar will examine the throat and would diagnose treatable causes such as reflux, tonsil stones etc.