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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

8 Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath or Halitosis as it is medically known can be an embarrassing condition to contend with. It affects your rappo with colleagues or classmates.

There are plenty of causes of bad breath . The most effective way to prevent bad breath is by maintaining good oral hygiene by following the 10 Commandments of Good Oral Health. However, it should be noted that there can be extra-oral sources of bad breath and these underlying causes must be dealt with for the successful treatment of Halitosis.

Bad breath

*I will discuss the 8 remedies of bad breath which should help in curing your bad breath.

*As clich├ęd or repetitive it might sound, a large percentage of the U.S population do not brush 2 times a day in a correct way. So, learn brushing the right way and do it regularly.

*Tooth Decay is an important causative agent of Halitosis and should be treated immediately. There are various treatments for tooth decay including fillings and Root Canal Treatment (RCT).

*Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) reduces the saliva which is a natural mouthwash leading to bad breath. There are many possible causes of Xerostomia and people affected by Xerostomia should get this condition rectified to treat Halitosis. Generally, drinking lots of water and chewing sugar-free gum is helpful.

*Quit Smoking and Chewing tobacco as smoking and tobacco products accumulate in the oral cavity emitting foul smell.

*Using a mouthwash effectively reduces the bad breath but it may not treat the underlying cause.

*Rinse your mouth after every meal and drink as this reduces the amount of food debris and sugars that bacteria thrive on.

*Make sure you are not a victim of delusional Halitosis or Halitophobia which simply means you do not have Halitosis yet.

*In case, you are concerned after having bad breath when hungry, it’s normal and will go away when you eat something.

1 comment:

  1. Having this kind of dilemma is dreading as it is embarrassing. One of my friends was suffering from bad breath before, but it's mostly because of sleep apnea. He got a major treatment from the dentist. Memphis has a number of multi-skilled certified dentists, so he was fortunate for that.

    The lesson here is that as soon as an oral problem persists, we shouldn't hesitate to see our dentist. Memphis, TN and other cities have caught up and will continue to catch up with ground-breaking dental treatments.