Monday, August 5, 2013

How to get rid of BAD BREATH

Few days ago i asked "Can you tell your lover he/she has a bad mouth odor, if yes how? If no why?" funny enough no one had an answer to it. Now here is another one, why wait till your lover or someone tells you, you have a bad breath?!? Below are 5 way to rid of bad breath;

1. Clean your mouth thoroughly and regularly:

Clean your mouth thoroughly and regularly

Two major sources of mouth odor are bacteria and decaying food particles. There are hundreds of nooks and crannies in the fertile landscape of your mouth where these offending bits of 'rot' can get lodged. Brushing is not enough.

* Clean your tongue: Your tongue, unfortunately, is like a shaggy carpet where all kinds of smelly stuff can hide. Suction your tongue, a little -- and always swish your drinks all around the mouth and between teeth to dislodge some of this this material.

* When you brush your teeth (which should be at least twice a day) use your toothbrush, the edge of a spoon, or a tongue cleaner to 'scrape' your tongue.

* Use mouthwash: Mouthwash helps to keep your mouth moist and helps to prevent bad breath.

2. Keep your mouth moisturized:

A dry mouth is a stinky mouth. That's why your breath is worse in the morning; your mouth produces less saliva as you sleep. Saliva is the enemy of bad breath because not only does it physically wash bacteria and food particles away, but it also has antiseptic and enzymes that kill bacteria.

* Chew gums: Chewing gum stimulates saliva production (in addition to covering up the odor with some kind of scent). Mints do not encourage saliva production.

* Drink water: Swish the water between your teeth from side to side. Water won't necessarily increase saliva production, but it'll wash out your mouth and it's good for you.

3.Choose your gum carefully:

As mentioned in the previous step, any gum will help with bad breath because the chewing action results in more saliva being produced. Some gums, however, have better bad-breath-fighting abilities than others.

Cinnamon flavoring seems to be especially effective in reducing bacteria counts in your mouth.

* Look for gum sweetened with xylitol: Sugar is not good for your mouth. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that actually works to prevent bacteria from replicating in the mouth.

4. Eat banana:

Eat banana

You probably already know to avoid notorious stink foods like onions, garlic, cheese, and coffee (or at least brush vigorously after eating them). But did you know that if you're on a low-carb diet , you might have "ketone breath"?

Basically, as your body breaks down fats instead of carbs for energy, it creates ketones, some of which are released in your mouth. Unfortunately, ketones smell bad, and so will your breath. If you're on a strict carb-restricting diet, or any diet that forces you to burn fat instead of carbs, consider throwing healthy carb-rich snacks into the mix, like apples or bananas.

This will also happen to anyone who fasts, whether for religious reasons, or because they are anorexic.

If you are anorexic, bad breath is only one of the reasons to stop starving yourself.

5.Talk to a doctor:

Talk to a doctor

If you've followed the above steps diligently and the bad breath persists, you may have a medical issue that needs to be treated.

1 comment:

  1. Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems. So be careful.

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