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Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Most of us usually go to the dentist for a regular checkup of teeth-cleaning or to check for cavities, but that's it. We do not pay our great attention to what is actually happening in our mouth. Beyond a beautiful smile, good oral health is an important issues of concern. In our mouth it can actually indicate more serious health problems.

"Pay attention to the early warning signs, as it could be an indication of something more serious." As far as oral hygiene is concerned.

So to keep an eye on healthy system of our body, we should pay attention to some problems that can occur due to bad hygiene of mouth. These can be tooth decay, bad breath, dry mouth, white-coated tongue and more.

One of the general problem out of these is of Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Waking up with a bad breath during morning is generally normal if it happens sometimes. As it occurs due to dry mouth during night, which allows bacteria to grow sometimes and that bacteria is the reason behind this.

But if you are getting bad breath on regular basis, it is an indication that there is something wrong within your mouth. It is that precious time to review your oral health habits. It will help to manage the problem of Halitosis.

What Is Halitosis (Bad Breath)?

Halitosis (Bad Breath) is defined as a bad unpleasant smell that originates from the oral cavity with different origins like intra and extra oral origin. Around the world, there are about fifty percent of people having halitosis, with 90% of intra - oral causes.

Classification Of Halitosis (Bad Breath)



A malodour is there and it is classified in two types:

  1. Physiologic Halitosis: It originate from dorso-posterior region of the tongue.

  2. Pathologic Halitosis:

  • Oral Halitosis which is caused by disease, or malfunction of oral tissues. It is derived from tongue coating.

  • Extra - oral which originates from nasal, paranasal and laryngeal regions. Malodour originates from pulmonary tract, digestive tract or disorders that are blood-borne and emitted via the lungs like diabetes, hepatic cirrhosis and more.


​Malodour is not realized by other people, although the patient stubbornly complains of the presence of bad breath. Condition can be improved by counseling.


Sometimes after treatment for genuine halitosis or pseudo - halitosis, the patient still believe that they have halitosis. But no such symptoms are found in those patients.

What Causes Can Be There For Halitosis?

Halitosis originates in the mouth due to many reasons like inadequate plaque control, periodontal disease, dry mouth, faulty restorations.​

One is due to excessive bacterial growth on the posterior surface of the tongue. The bacteria is an anaerobic gram-negative organism in mouth. In the other twenty percent of cases, bad breath is caused by disorders like hepatic, pancreatic and nephrotic problems, upper and lower respiratory tract infection, medication or due to gastric content.

Halitosis And Its Cure With Natural Way Known As Ayurveda

To know to relation and cure of disease by ayurveda, it is very important to know what is ayurveda.

Ayurvedic View

According to Ayurveda, our environment is made up of the five primary elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. The five primary elements manifest in the human body as three basic humours known as doshas.

  • Vata dosha relates with nerve impulses, circulation, respiration and elimination, etc.

  • Pitta dosha relates with the process of transformation or metabolism.

  • Kapha dosha relates with growth.

When any of doshas is out of balance, Ayurveda gives specific lifestyle and nutritional guidelines to combat with factors that cause imbalance in doshas.​

From the Ayurvedic perspective, the main reason of bad breath is poor digestion and poor oral hygiene. Ayurveda uses herbs which has great components to bring changes on human body in good means. These herbs are natural and safe 100%. Ayurvedic medicine is helpful to eradicate diseases in all natural ways and due to which these are not harmful.

Ayurvedic Products To Manage The Condition Of Halitosis By Plantbased Ayurveda

Planet ayurveda provides Halitosis Care Pack to manage bad breath This halitosis care pack contain Digestion support, Triphala capsules, Gum care powder and Pitta balance.

Diet Plan for Patients of Bad Breath (Halitosis)
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