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Bad Breath Causes and Cures

Kelvin Ho asked:

Bad breath (halitosis) is a common for many people and can be rather embarrassing. Halitosis can be a big turn off for those around you and if it is a condition that you suffer from long term you may notice that people may stand back from you when talking to you.

There are many causes for this condition with some being chronic conditions and others being short term causes. In this article we will discuss the causes of bad breath as well as the cures.

Causes of Halitosis

* One of the very common but reasonably short term causes is eating foods that cause smelly breath such as garlic. Garlic will even carry on causing bad breath for a while even after there is no trace of the garlic left in the mouth. This is because the active ingredients are absorbed into the blood stream and are then expelled by the lungs as you breathe.

Brushing and flossing can disguise the smell a little but as long as the odour continues to be expelled as you breathe there will still be a certain amount of bad smelling gases. The good thing with garlic breath is that it will fade of and your breath will return to normal usually within a few hours.

* Smoking is another major cause. There is the taste left in the mouth as well as the expelled odour from the lungs. Smoking also affects oral hygiene and encourages gum disease. This can also contribute towards foul smelling breath. The obvious and only way to stop this is to give up smoking.

* The most common cause of chronic bad breath is usually plaque build up which can cause small pockets to appear between the teeth and gums. These pockets then fill up with food particles and bacteria. Normal brushing and even flossing will not be able to clean these pockets completely and it needs to be done by a dental hygienist.

* Another main cause is dry mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by allergies and can also be caused by some medications such as asthma and bronchitis inhalers.

These medications can have an impact on your saliva production and actually a reduction in the amount saliva produced. This causes your mouth to become dry and as a result there is less oxygen present which makes ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive. The build up of bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue is what causes the bad smelling breath.

* Another common cause is post-nasal drip which can be as a result of an allergy. Post-nasal drip is caused by excessive mucus being produced by the sinuses which is a common reaction to allergy. This mucus is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria growth and the bacteria will feed off this condition which will result in bad breath. This cause will usually be accompanied by a bad taste in your mouth.

* The final cause is a possible allergy to certain foods. Food intolerance can have many different symptoms and one common symptom is the production of excess gas in the stomach. This gas can often reflux back up and settle in the mouth causing bad breath.

* In some cases, your offending breath can be caused by a more serious underlying condition so if the usual bad breath remedies do not get rid of the problem then you may need to visit your doctor.

Cures for Halitosis

There are many cures and remedies for halitosis but to get the best result it is best to try and identify the cause of the bad breath. By attacking the cause will give you the best results.

Here are some cures that you can try:

* The first thing to do is make sure you have a good oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth and tongue twice a day and floss once a day. Research has shown that people that floss do have better breath than people who do not floss. Flossing will help to remove trapped food particles and prevent them from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.

* If you have dry mouth you may be able to get an artificial saliva substitute from your dentist. If you have an allergy that is causing your dry mouth then it would pay to try to identify your allergen and work on avoiding that allergen.

* Visit a dental hygienist regularly for a professional clean. You should have this done every six months to make sure of no plaque build up between teeth.

* Minimize the food supply for bacteria. The bacteria that release foul smelling gas thrive on protein rich foods. Vegetarians who eat less protein foods have much less problems with bad breath.

* Using mouthwashes too often can not always be that good for you as they contain chemicals, however you can use a mouthwash of baking soda dissolved in water daily without any risk.

This is a natural remedy and is very safe to use daily and can help to keep the tongue clean and free from bacteria. Squeezed lemon into water can also be used daily as a gargle and will prevent bad breath from reoccurring.

* Adding yoghurt to your diet on a regular basis, preferably daily, can help to cure your breath condition and prevent it reoccurring. Yoghurt contains good bacteria and has a very good overall benefit for your health.

* Foods rich in zinc can also help to keep bacteria under control and prevent bad breath.

All of these remedies are very good so if you have no luck with them there could be another cause that you will need to see your doctor to get diagnosed so that you can take the necessary steps to heal yourself and heal your bad breath.

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i have bad breath, halitosis, and nothing seems to work, any suggestions?

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Chris S asked:

i have bad breath, halitosis, and nothing seems to work. i have tried different rinses. changing my diet, a little.

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Bad Breath Home Remedies and Treatment Tips

Jerry White asked:

Bad Breath is usually caused by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. Bad breath is not contagious, meaning you cannot catch it from someone else. Chronic bad breath, known as Halitosis. Bad breath (halitosis) is a common problem which often comes from the activity of bacteria in the mouth. Although there is no way of knowing for sure, most adults probably suffer from bad breath occasionally, with perhaps a quarter suffering on a regular basis. There are many different things that can cause halitosis – from not brushing your teeth to certain medical conditions. Bad breath is a problem that is shared by millions of people across the country. Some people may perceive that they have bad breath, but it is not noticed by oral-health-care professionals or others. This is referred to as “pseudohalitosis.

Some types of bad breath, such as “morning mouth,” are considered to be fairly normal, and they usually are not health concerns. The “morning mouth” type of bad breath occurs because the saliva that regularly washes away decaying food and odors during the daytime diminishes at night while you sleep. Your mouth becomes dry, and dead cells adhere to your tongue and to the inside of your cheeks. Bacteria use these cells for food and expel compounds that have a foul odor. Bad breath can be caused by Poor dental hygiene, Infections in the mouth, Respiratory tract infections ? Throat infections, sinus infections, lung infections ,Dry mouth (xerostomia)and “pseudohalitosis.

Home Remedies and Treatment Tips of Bad Breath

1.Use of fenugreek has proved most effective.

2.Another effective remedy for bad breath is avocado which is far superior to any mouth lotion or remedies for this condition.

3.All fruit and vegetable juices are beneficial in the treatment of halitosis and should be taken liberally by those suffering from this disorder. Juices from green vegetables are especially

valuable.

4.Parsley is a valuable cure for bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several sprigs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be steeped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves. This mixture should be stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouthwash or gargle several

times a day.

5.Unripe guava is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and manganese.

6.Chewing gum can increase salivary flow, but only masks bad breath. Try drinking water throughout the day instead.

7.Brushing your teeth properly and regularly. Brushing your teeth is best done in the morning, every after meal, and before bead time.

8.Flossing can help remover the deep seated food particles in between your teeth.

9.Gargle a cup of lukewarm water mixed with salt or half a lemon juice. This is also best done before going to bed.

10Avoid alcohol and dyes.

11.Dip your tooth brush into baking soda and brush your teeth using it as your toothpaste. After that, you can brush again your teeth with toothpaste this time to give your breath fresh scent. This is best done in the morning and in the evening before bed time.

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Bad Breath Cure Secretes Exposed

Peter rodrick asked:

Bad breath or halitosis is not an uncommon condition. Regrettably, most people who offend in this respect are totally unaware of their problem.

Halitosis or Bad breath symptoms

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The most obvious symptoms of bad breath are when you smell your own breath! Put a handkerchief

on your palm and smell. If the smell is odorous, you have bad breath problem.

Halitosis or bad breath causes

Diseased gums, dental decompose

The most ordinary cause of bad breath (halitosis) is unhealthy gums. Dental decay at the roots of the teeth may result in sore in the gums with foul-smelling pus, giving an unpleasant odor to the breath. Even small holes in the teeth may give a place where germs can grow and release foul odors.

Conditions of nose, throat and Respiratory area

Other causes of bad breath are conditions of the nose, throat, respiratory area, or stomach which are connected with chronic infection or local upsets of one type or another, such as chronic tonsillitis, lung diseases like chronic bronchitis, chronic gastritis, and sinusitis which causes a release at the back of the throat. Many cases of bad breath, however, are caused by gastro-intestinal disorders, intestinal sluggishness and mainly by chronic constipation.

Home remedies for bad breath (Halitosis)

1. Halitosis treatment with Fenugreek

Amongst the many home remedies for halitosis, the use of fenugreek has proved most useful. A tea made from the seeds of this vegetable must be taken frequently for correcting the situation. This tea is made by putting one teaspoon of seeds in half a litre of cold water and permits it to simmer for fifteen minutes over a low flame. It must then be strained and used as tea.

2. Halitosis treatment with help of Avocado

Another effectual remedy for bad breath is avocado, which is far better to any mouth lotion or remedies for this state. It efficiently removes intestinal putrefaction or decay which is one of the most important causes of bad breath.

3. Halitosis treatment with Guava

Fresh guava is helpful in halitosis. It is source of tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and manganese. Chewing it is an outstanding tonic for the teeth and gums. It helps cure bleeding from gums and discontinues bad breath. Munching or chewing tender leaves of guava tree also stops bleeding from gums and bad breath.

4. Halitosis treatment with Parsley

Parsley is a precious Cure for bad breath. Two cups of water must be boiled and several twigs of parsley, coarsely cut, should be steeped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves. This infusion should be stirred occasionally while cooling. It must then be strained and it can be used as a mouthwash or gargle many times in a day.

5.Halitosis treatment with Raw Juices

All fruit and vegetable juices are helpful in the treatment of halitosis or bad bretah and should be taken generously by those suffering from this disorder. Juices from green vegetables are particularly valuable.

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Bad Breath, Halitosis And Home Remedies

Pieternel Van Giersbergen asked:

When the Webmaster of www.breathbadgone.com asked me to write an article on halitosis (bad breath) I was thrilled. Strange, you say, that I should be enthused about the subject of halitosis (bad breath)? As an RN for over 25 years I have smelled many, many kinds of breath/ halitosis, and found that breath is a wonderful diagnostic tool. It can tell me how sick the patient is, and sometimes even what they have. I once worked with a wonderful doctor in the emergency room, who asked me what I smelled in the breath of a particular patient. We both felt we smelled a candida/yeast infection, and sure enough, that’s just what it turned out to be! Bad breath/ halitosis is always a sign that something else is going on, and i’d like to share with you a few interesting cases and general principles in this regard.

I have a friend who is a sensitive person. We were sitting at a table and I asked him how his day was. He said OK, but his breath was bad and his stomach seemed upset. After I asked a few more questions he finally let on he that he’d had an argument with his employer. As he was telling his story he drank the big glass of water I had given him. And as soon as he’d unburdened his feelings and the water was gone… so was his bad breath/ halitosis. The moral of this story… dehydration and emotional issues can both affect our breath.

Many patients who come to the emergency room have bad breath. Simply giving them fluids (water or salt water intravenously) not only helps their primary condition, but the bad breath as well. You don’t have to be in the Sahara desert to get dehydrated. Everyone needs to drink abundant water each day.

Small babies do not have bad breath/ halitosis when they are healthy. Bad breath (halitosis) is a sign that something is wrong and needs attention. Healthy toddlers don’t have bad breath either, so when babies, toddlers or growing children develop bad breath, the following factors usually play a role: dehydration, stress, wrong foods, bad digestion and poor dental health.

Indeed, these are the same top causes of bad breath in adults, followed by digestive problems and infections, for which one should seek medical help. A great remedy for infections of all kinds, whether viral/ bacterial/ parasite and candida, or yeast, is Oil of Oregano. Oil of Oregano is an all-natural remedy that is as strong as pharmaceutical antibiotics, but with no side effects. It is also a great first aid remedy to have on hand.

I could go on and on about the distinct varieties of bad breath smells among those who drink alcohol, who smoke, who have diabetes, internal bleeding, liver diseases, or cancer. But I will spare you the unsavory details. The point is to focus on clean breath, and to heal the underlying causes of bad breath, which will give you better health and more enjoyment of your life. By welcoming bad breath/ halitosis as an opportunity to take preventive measures, you will be doing yourself a world of good.

May your breath be sweet!

Pieternel van Giersbergen

© 2005 Pieternel van Giersbergen. www.pieternel.com

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