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Is there a way to tell if you have bad breath?

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wendygirl1000 asked:

My sister used to always tell me that I did. I am so paranoid. I hate chewing gum and mints, but I do anyway. I always brush at least twice a day.

Rapid Cure for Bad Breath

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how to rid yourself of bad breath?

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Gizlet asked:

Naturally. Not by chewing gum or mints. I brush my teath in the morning, at night, and now when I come home from school. But halfway through my school day, it ends up being horrible. I don’t want to have to use breath mints ect.

8 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - June 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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Bad Breath Natural Treatment

David Klein asked:

Bad breath is termed as halitosis, and odor-producing bacteria that grow in our mouth and produce bad odors. The reason that gives rise to these bacteria is improper care of teeth and mouth. If we do not brush our teeth properly and remove the food particles from the mouth and between the teeth, bacteria start growing on these food particles. These bacteria release a sulfur compounds that is mainly responsible for bad breath. Therefore, one must clean his/her mouth and teeth properly with brush or dental floss if needed. Bad breath is a common and at times temporarily caused due to dryness of mouth, hunger, stress and intake of foods like onion, garlic or smoking. The best remedy is to brush the teeth after intake of certain food items, and cleaning the mouth properly after each meal. This would ensure that the odor-producing bacteria do not get harbour to grow at all and thereby no generation of bad breath.

The cure of bad breath is simple and much to do with awareness and precaution on the part of person suffering from bad breath. The remedies are natural, easy to follow and all means are available at home. The easiest and ever time step to be taken to overcome the bad breath is to chew peppermint, so when the mouth does not give the feeling of freshness, chewing peppermint in any form is helpful, example chewing gum. A person who suffers from constant bad breath should take a pumpkin daily to overcome the problem of bad breath, and should gurgle with salty water as frequent as possible. Taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before having a meal is very effective in combating the growth of bacteria that leads to bad breath.

Cleaning the mouth and teeth properly is the ideal step, and brushing the teeth with baking soda has proved its effectiveness in combating bad breath. Water intake must be taken into consideration as insufficient intake of water also leads to the problem of bad breath. A widely recommended home remedy is blanch Thyme-Leaved Savory and gurgle. This helps immensely in overcoming the bad breath and prevents the generation of bad breath. Drinking of chamomile tea is also very effective in keeping the bad breath in check if taken on regular basis.

Other home remedies you should try:

? To treat halitosis, chew on fresh parsley

? Mix water with a drop of oregano oil in and drink it.

? For better breath chew on mint leaves

? Gargle baking soda in water.

? Drink a hot cup of green tea. You should notice the change immediately.

? Chew on sunflower seeds and then wash your mouth with water.

? Mix a half of lemon juice with lukewarm water and wash your mouth with it.

? Use baking soda as a tooth paste.

? Chamomile tea is as good as the green tea. Just drink it while it’s hot.

? Gargle salty water if you didn’t like the baking soda advice.

Bad breath is not a serious problem, but it causes discomfort to the person having it and people around. So, one must be careful about and it, and must consult a doctor if nothing seems to help in long run.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - May 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

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Treating Your Bad Breath

Francis Hesse asked:

Treatment for bad breath must address the source of the problem. Addressing the problem involves thorough cleaning of the mouth, throat and nasal areas. This has to be accomplished with special toothpaste, mouth rinse and nasal and throat sprays. Treatment depends on the underlying causes so eliminating the causes will in theory take care of the bad breath. However, in some cases, you may need to see a Dentist to identify the causes and treat the halitosis.

Mouth wash and fresheners make a great deal of sense. There could something especially aromatic in food that you eat away from home, or perhaps you are partial to garlic and onions. It is rare to have friends and family muster the courage to tell you that you may have halitosis, though this will not be the case with even the friendliest dentist. Mouth fresheners that you can buy without prescriptions do not constitute bad breath treatment in any case. Temporary relief is simply not good enough if the problem recurs often, or if it seems unrelated to food habits.

A dentist will need to make a thorough examination of the insides of your mouth, to determine whether you have halitosis, before deciding on a course of bad breath treatment to deal with the specifics of your case. Sometimes, just drinking water frequently, or chewing gum may suffice to deal with a dry mouth, which concentrates malodorous substances in exhaled breath. Children may often be guilty of improper brushing, though adults can be careless in this respect as well. Removing stale coating from the tongue, and dislodging pieces of food stuck between teeth, are other personal habits which may suffice by way of bad breath treatment. A dentist can also remove accumulated plaque, deal with diseases of the gums, and prescribe antibiotics, as forms of bad breath treatment.

Bad Breath Treatment beyond Your Mouth

Dentists cannot manage all cases of halitosis on their own. Gum diseases can be quite deep seated, and may need reference to a specialist in this field. However, not all cases of bad breath originate inside the mouth. A dentist may send a patient with halitosis to a physician to deal with a systemic cause. Ketones are smelly chemicals, which are excreted through urine, perspiration, and through exhaled breath as well. Ketones build up in blood to levels which result in halitosis if a person has diabetes, has been starving, or has inadequate carbohydrate intake. Ketosis can be life threatening, so halitosis may be an indication of a serious medical condition. That is why every case of persistent bad breath deserves professional attention.

Fortunately, bad breath treatment is relatively simple once the underlying cause has been determined. However, it can recur if a patient does not follow prescriptions, or change personal habits which lead to the problem. Bad breath may develop at any time, so being free of it at one point of time does not rule out the possibility of developing it later. It is best to ask an intimate friend or a member of the family to check periodically, and to keep every appointment with a dentist.

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Bad Breath- Your Medications Could Be The Cause Of Your Bad Breath Problem

Kelvin Ho asked:

There are several causes of bad breath, or halitosis, and one major cause is the bacteria which can be found in the average human mouth. This anaerobic bacteria thrives on remaining food particles, and then outputs what is known as Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSC).

Volatile Sulfur Compounds have a smell similar to hydrogen sulfide, which is very similar to the scent of rotten eggs. Bad breath and halitosis can also be caused by the medications you are taking. By reviewing the types of medications you are taking, you could address whatever bad breath problems you are suffering.

Medications can be at fault because most of them tend to be drying to the sinuses or may dry up mucus, which is partly the result of postnasal drip. Some types of anti-anxiety drugs can have this drying up effect as well. If Several common medications of this type have this side effect, so if you are noticing this drying problem, check the package insert for these medications, or talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You do not have to live with this side effect of bad breath.

Here are some of the medications which are known to cause dry mouth as a side effect:

* Birth Control Pills

* Antihistamines

* Anti depressants

* Indigestion Remedies

* Nasal Decongestants

* Hormone Replacement Medicines

* High Blood Pressure Medicines

Some of these medications can have such a severe drying effect that you may be tempted to simply quit taking the medication so that you do not have to offend people with breath that smells like sulphur and rotten eggs. Neither of these alternatives is acceptable. Instead, try these tricks to keep your body hydrated:

* Drink lots of water or sugar free liquids.

* Drink water with some lime or lemon added, to make it more tasty.

* Skip or reduce caffeine, overly spiced foods, and salty foods whenever possible.

* Eat chewing gum, especially sugarless, to produce more saliva.

* Reduce stress.

* Use a room humidifier in your home or office.

An interesting fact is that just thinking about eating a sour food can stimulate saliva! Even when you don’t have a lemon or sour candy handy, just picture eating a lemon, and you can produce saliva! Saliva is highly effective in reducing bad breath, since it contains the bacteria-killing qualities needed to reduce bacteria in your mouth. Without sufficient saliva production, halitosis increases when you have dry mouth.

Once you take steps to check your medications to see which ones might cause dry mouth and bad breath, along with how you can produce more saliva, add some improved oral hygiene tips. There are many types of oral care that can help you improve your breath quality along with the other steps you are taking to reduce the impact of medications.

You must brush your teeth every day, at least once. The way you brush your teeth is important too. Using the correct brushing technique is critical to removing the food particles that can get stuck between teeth. By brushing daily, you reduce a large reason for bad breath. it’s also important to have regular dental checkups and get your teeth professionally cleaned to stop the effects of bacteria. One step that many people take is to brush their tongue. Take a look at your tongue in a mirror, and look for white substance on your tongue surface near the back. That substance can be removed by brushing with your toothbrush, or purchasing a tongue scraper at your local pharmacy. That white stuff can cause bad breath. Maintaining a healthy diet is important too, not just for overall health, but for reducing or eliminating bad breath.

Try this quick cleaning method when you find yourself in a situation where you want to make sure your teeth are clean but you aren’t able to brush. Take a drink of water, and swish the water around in your mouth. This can loosen and rinse away any particles of food that may be trapped in your teeth, which lead to bacteria and bad breath. Spit out the water after rinsing. Taking even this simple action can help!

By eating something healthy, such as vegetables or fruit, you can produce saliva from chewing and at the same time avoid the types of foods that can produce bad breath, such as candy or greasy chips. Eating a carrot or apple can produce saliva and keep plaque from forming.

One last item to consider is that low Vitamin C has been shown to be a possible cause of bad breath. Some habits such as smoking can cause a deficiency in Vitamin C. Try eating a snack that is high in Vitamin C, or taking a vitamin supplement can help your breath stay fresh.

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