Bad breath is a very common, yet embarrassing problem. Our digestive system makes all sorts of weird smells; but our breath can get smelly after certain foods, drinks, or even after drinking alcohol. The problem is that it’s difficult to know when your own bad breath has actually become noticeable to other people. If you’re not sure whether or not your breath is bad then there are a few things you can do to find out- read on!
There are many causes of bad breathe- food allergies, gum disease, tonsil stones… But what do they all have in common? They all cause the bacteria in the mouth to produce an odor or odorant.
Ok, getting deep into it.
Tips for getting rid of bad breathe:
- It’s best to find a dentist who specializes in treating people with bad breath. Often, a person gets referred to a specialist by their primary care doctor or dentist- but it is also always possible to make an appointment yourself by taking a look at dental offices nearest you.
- If you want to manually clean the mouth, it’s better to use a good toothpaste with a high percentage of fluoride.
- It is always best to brush twice a day or even more. The amount of bacteria in the mouth increases during sleep, so it is essential that you also make sure you get up at least every hour and brush your teeth throughout the night. If you find that this is not enough then try using a manual toothbrush, perhaps one with rubber tips on it.
- Mouthwash does not really help but it can be an effective way of killing bacteria if you are regularly using one.
- Try using a tongue cleaner to help remove the build up of bacteria on your tongue and for freshening breath
- Get it checked out if your problem doesn’t go away. Bad breath can be caused by more serious underlying conditions such as gum disease, tonsil stones, etc.
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FAQs about teeth
–Should I brush teeth everyday?
Twice a day.
–Did ancient people brush teeth?
No, and they were not healthy.
–What causes bad breath and what can I do to prevent it?
Bad breath is caused by a build-up of bacteria that can be either caused by self-inoculation or poor dental hygiene.
A technique in which foods with an acid content that kills bacteria on the teeth get stuck between the teeth and gums. As a result, the cavities recede improperly, causing bad breath.
–How do I prevent this from happening?
It is essential to regularly brush your teeth and use a daily mouthwash with dentist approved fluoride, especially if you have been eating or drinking acidic foods. You should also visit your dentist twice a year for an office check-up and cleaning.