Halitosis and its Homeopathic Treatment

 What is Halitosis?

  • Halitosis is also called as bad breath.
  • Certain foods, health conditions and habits are among the bad breath causes.

Reasons For Bad Breath:

  1. FOOD: The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can lead to more bacteria and cause a foul odor. Eating certain foods, such as onions, garlic and spices, also can cause Halitosis. After you digest these foods, they enter your bloodstream, are carried to your lungs and affect your breath.
  2. TOBACCO PRODUCTS: Smoking causes unpleasant mouth odor. Tobacco users also are more likely to have gum disease, which is another source of bad breath.
  3. BAD HYGIENE OF MOUTH:  If you don’t brush and floss daily, food particles remain in your mouth, causing bad breath. A colorless, sticky film of bacteria called plaque forms on your teeth. If not brushed away, plaque can irritate your gums. Eventually, it can form plaque-filled pockets between your teeth and gums. The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Late-stage gum disease with bone loss is called periodontitis. Your tongue also can trap bacteria that produce odors. Dentures also can collect odor-causing bacteria and food particles, as can fixed or removable oral appliances such as braces that aren’t cleaned regularly or don’t fit properly.
  4. DRY MOUTH: Saliva helps cleanse your mouth, removing particles that cause bad odors. A condition called dry mouth or xerostomia can be a part of bad breath because you produce less saliva. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep, leading to “morning breath.” It gets worse if you sleep with your mouth open. Constant dry mouth can be caused by a problem with the glands that produce saliva and by some diseases.
  5. INFECTIONS OF MOUTH: Surgical wounds after mouth surgery, such as tooth removal, as well as tooth decay, gum disease or mouth sores, can chronic bad breath.
  6. GUMS DISEASES: Gingivitis is an inflammation of your gums that can cause redness, swelling and bleeding. It’s caused by plaque, a sticky film that builds up on your teeth and can be removed by brushing and flossing. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which damages gum tissue and can lead to tooth and bone loss around your teeth. Trench mouth is an advanced form of gum disease that can involve intense pain, bleeding, fever and fatigue.
  7. GASTRO ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE. : This is a digestive disorder in which stomach acid or fluid leaks back into you esophagus the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach.
  8. INFECTION IN NOSE, THROAT, LUNGS:  People with pneumonia for example, cough up liquid that smells bad.
  9. TONSILS STONE: When food gets stuck in your tonsils (located in the back of your throat), it sometimes hardens into calcium deposits called tonsil stones.
  10. LIVER & KIDNEY DISEASE: When your liver and kidneys are working properly, they filter toxins out of your body. But in people with liver or kidney disease, these toxic substances aren’t being cleared out. This can result in halitosis.
  11. DIABETES:  People with diabetes have an increased risk of gum disease — and gum disease can make it harder to manage diabetes because it can increase blood sugar.
  12. SJOGREN’S SYNDROME: This autoimmune disease can lead to muscle pain, dry eyes, dry skin and dry mouth.

Risk Factors:

Your risk of Halitosis is higher if you eat foods known to bad breath causes, such as garlic, onions and spices. Smoking, not keeping your mouth clean and some medicines also can play a part, as can dry mouth, infections of the mouth and some diseases. In addition, other conditions such as GERD or cancer can lead to bad breath.

How Common Halitosis is?

Halitosis is a widespread condition, affecting approximately 1 out of 4 people around the globe. One research study, which combined the findings of 13 medical journal articles, found that halitosis affects about 31.8% of the population.

How Halitosis is Diagnosis?:

If you have a bad taste in your mouth, you probably have a mouth odor that others can smell. To find out for sure, have an assessment with your physician.


  • Proper oral hygiene is the best way to keep your breath smelling clean and fresh. Here are some general guidelines:
  • Brush twice a day, for at least two minutes each time, and floss once a day. Remember to clean your tongue with your brush or a tongue scraper, which you can buy in the oral health aisle.
  • Use an alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Drink a lot of water to help prevent dry mouth.
  • Boost the production of saliva by using sugar-free chewing gum, sucking on sugar-free candy or eating healthy foods that require a lot of chewing. Your dentist might recommend or prescribe products that can produce artificial saliva or help your body produce saliva.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco products because they can dry out your mouth.

Homeopathic Management

  • Homeopathic medicines helps in by curing the causative factor and other conditions which causes halitosis breath.


Merc sol: In this medicine there is dental carries, ulcerations and bleeding with salvation, which is responsible for the halitosis causes.

So, the according to the different conditions there are various different medicines which are as follows.

  1. MERC-SOL: Offensive odor from the mouth with a constantly moist mouth due to increased saliva. The salivary glands are overactive and produce saliva in high amounts. The saliva is also offensive. The odor of breath is so severe that it fills the whole room. Along with excessive saliva, the thirst for water also increases. Merc Sol is also helpful in the bad breath treatment that arises out of dental conditions like tooth decay and gum infection with spongy, bleeding, discharging gums. Merc Sol is a highly preferable medicine for Bad Breath with ulcers in the mouth as well. A sweet metallic taste may be present along with Bad Breath in all the conditions mentioned above.
  2. KREOSOTUM: Kreosote proves to be the best for bad breath treatment due to decayed teeth. Kreosote is of great help in removing Bad Breath which is a result of caries teeth.  complain of bleeding from gums along with decayed teeth. Bitter taste in mouth is frequently noticed.
  3. CARBOLIC ACID: Bad breath with constipation . Bloated abdomen due to constipation. The abdomen is painful due to excessive wind in it. The person may also complain of decreased or extreme loss of appetite. Nausea and bad taste in mouth are the symptoms.
  4. PULSATILLA:  Bad breath with sweetish saliva .Dryness of mouth with lack of thirst, pt often rinse their mouth. Food taste bitter esp. bread. Frequent belching .changeable taste in mouth bitter, salty, offensive or greasy. Dry lips, frequently licks them. Tongue coated white or yellow.
  5. CARBO VEGETABALIS: Tooth decay, gums bleeding while brushing. Indigestion, bloating, colic .white – yellow coating of tongue with ulcers. Infection and inflammation of gums. Receding gums which bleeds easily. There is tendency to suffering from chronic complains.

Sensation of cold along with bluish discoloration of skin.

Symptoms are worse after fatty food or over eating and belching.

Why Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre?

Cosmic Homeo-Healing Centre is run by second generation Homeopath Dr. Mahavrat Patel having vast clinical records of more than 75 years and clinical experience of nearly 50 years in the homeopathy treatment of various cases of Halitosis treatment. Under the able guidance of Dr. Mahavrat Patel, our team of experts has been successfully treating thousands of cases of Halitosis for many years.

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