Bad breath in babies caused by kissing

Bad breath also known as Halitosis can be as a result of poor dental health habits. It can also be worsened by the types of food one eats and incessant indulgence in other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Clinically considered a minor issue, persistent bad breath may be as a result of serious health issues, however. Buttressing this,experts, said a smelly mouth can be a pointer to some underlying problems.
They said, “Bad breath is mostly caused by sulphur-producing bacteria that normally live on the surface of the tongue and in the throat. Sometimes, these bacteria start to break down proteins at a very high rate and odorous volatile sulphur compounds are released from the back of the tongue and throat. Anyone with bad breath should go for oral examination. Persistent bad breath may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease.
“Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jaw bone.
“Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infection of the mouth,dry mouth (also called xerostomia)   and dental caries (cavities).
According to experts, the disease affects all ages, including babies. A baby can be infected by a mother, who is a sufferer but who constantly puts her mouth in the baby’s. Thus she inflicts bacteria in the baby’s oral environment

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