What causes bad breath?
- Accumulation of bacteria in the mouth
- Cavities and disease of the gums
- Tonsils with stuck up food particles
- Cracks in tooth fillings
- If your diabetic or suffer from chronic bronchitis
- If you’re on medication for long to treat some ailment, etc.
Do your colleagues dislike you next to them during presentations or you friends hate it when you jump to say hurray? The whiff of stink can leave you behind sulking. If you ever wondered how to get rid of bad breath then bingo!
Time to visit Mr. Dentist:
If you find yourself with bad breath then first see a dentist to find the root cause. The dentist will stress on the clichéd importance of brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. You could use a manual tooth brush or an electronic tooth brush with timers to get rid of the bacteria spawning odor. In case you use a manual one remember to brush for the required length of time and in the right direction.
After each meal you could in addition use a mouthwash to reduce bad breath. But this is no substitute to the brushing or flossing part of the oral care. It is recommended to use an antiseptic mouth wash instead of cosmetic one if you’re using a mouthwash.
Look out for what you eat:
You eat XXX you exhale XXX. This may be equated from the fact that upon digestion the nutrients are absorbed into the blood stream and while their odor is expelled by the lungs while breathing. This is why you can sometimes recognize the smell of the food you ate when you burp.
Diets with extremely low carbohydrates can leave behind a whiff of stink. In such cases chew on raw carrots, apples, cucumber, etc. If you still experience severe bad breath then, it is best to avoid garlic and onions in your diet.
Drink the drink often:
If brushing after every meal is not feasible then you could very well flush out the dirt by gulping sufficient quantities of water down your gut. If you’re making use of fruit juices avoid sugary ones.
All you coffee lovers forgive me but the caffeine in your cup is an accomplice to your bad breath. The strong aroma of the coffee is hard to get away with even after it slips down your throat and combines with the bacteria present in the mouth to present that bad odor. Instead switch over to herbal tea if you can’t avoid beverages.
Fagging at the rear end:
While you enjoy the puff of nicotine from your cigar you also leave behind a foul smell in your mouth apart from inviting other ailments. The same goes with those who consume snuff. It may appear customary to chew a gum after a smoke but remember to chew a sugarless gum with xylitol – a sugar substitute. And it also gives a cooling effect in the mouth and freshens your breath.
Though advertisements boast about the ability of their gum to give you a fresh breath remember they only work temporarily for a short period of time. If the mint gum is not sugar free then you run the additional risk of the sugar content getting hooked on to the teeth to make breath worse.
So follow the above tips and stay fresh and get kissable.
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