Bad breath, or Halitosis, can be a major problem, especially when you’re about to whisper a secret to your friend.
When you open your mouth to talk, the last thing you want others to do is cringe in disgust or play a guessing game about what you had for lunch.
Everyone suffers from bad breath once in a while. Good news is, that it can be detected, corrected and prevented.
Breath odor is the scent of the air one breathes out. Unpleasant breath odor is called bad breath or Halitosis. It’s a recognizable common complaint among the general population and a concern for many.
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The epidemiological research on halitosis is inadequate since it still is a considerable but underrated taboo. Its prevalence ranges from 50% (USA) to 6-23% (China) & studies state that its intensity increases with age.
A thorough literature search reveals a lack of studies on halitosis in India, especially among the general population.
° By Dr Rimjhim Saran Bhatnagar
° Image : Dental Innovations