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What can I do for bad breath?

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Karen S asked:

I have a terrible mouth odor and taste. it’s not my teeth cause I have dentures. I soak my dentures every night and I use mouth wash. I have also used breath mints but it is still really bad. What can I do?

Clear up Bad Breath Today!

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Bad Breath: Find the Cause – Find the Cure

Francis Hesse asked:

Bad Breath: How To Determine The Right Cure

Are searching a cure for bad breath,if so, you will need to analyze the cause first in order to deal with it effectively. Bad breath is a common condition that impacts one in four people and it is necessary for you to realize that there is a cure and that bad breath can be treated effectively.

There are numerous causes for bad breath or halitosis, including oral bacteria, foods, smoking, dentures, and dry mouth. Each of these causes will be related to either chronic or short-term bad breath. The good news is that there is You a remedy for each of these conditions.

Oral Bacteria: What is it And How To Treat It

Oral bacteria is the main cause of chronic bad breath and can be wiped out through regular brushing and flossing of your teeth and brushing or scraping of your tongue. Oral bacterial lives in your mouth and seems to favour the tongue as one of ts preferred hiding spots. You must rid food particles and plaque from your mouth so that bacteria cannot prosper in your mouth. When you follow a regular brushing and flossing everyday, you can eliminate oral bacteria and bad breath from your life.

How To Fight Bad Breath From Food

Foods such as onions and garlic can cause short-term bad breath and it is suggested that you eat a sprig of parsley(on the plate in the restaurant),cloves,fennel seeds or peppermint to block out the odour. The odour cannot be eliminated because it develops in your intestinal tract and you must wait a day for the odour to leave your body naturally.

Smoking And Bad Breath

Smoking causes chronic bad breath from the aroma of the tobacco and because it allows your gums and teeth to become prone to gum disease which in tern causes bad breath. For you to prevent the danger of mouth and gum disease and bad breath caused by smoking, it is suggested that you quit smoking.

Dentures And Bad Breath

Not cleaning dentures on a regular basis will also lead to chronic bad breath. Food particles can be caught in the appliances and unless the dentures are cleaned regularly, the food particles will help oral bacteria flourish in your mouth.

Dry Mouth: What Is It And Why Does It Cause Bad Breath

Another condition that can cause short-term or chronic bad breath is dry mouth. Because moisture helps cleanse the tissues of the mouth. If the mouth is excessively dry, bacteria cannot be displaced away from the mouth. You can consume the recommended daily amount of water and juices to replenish the moisture in your mouth tissues and this will assist in flushing out oral bacteria. Brushing and flossing must be maintained when a dry mouth condition is present to reduce bad breath.

If you are looking for a cure to bad breath, you must equal the remedy to the cause of the bad breath. When you have found a cure for bad breath that works for you, you will feel like it is a new beginning.

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Popular Home Remedies for Bad Breath – Try it Once

Alien asked:

Bad breath can be quite offensive. It is also known as halitosis. Many people are not even aware of the fact that they suffer from this problem.

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, does not come from the stomach. The only odor that comes from the stomach is when you burp

Why Do Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?

If you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, which promotes bacteria growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned.

Possible Symptoms of Bad Breath / Halitosis

The main symptom of bad breath is an odor that usually comes from the far back region of the tongue and grows stronger when the person talks. Bad breath is often accompanied by a foul taste in the mouth. The odor can vary from barely noticeable to overwhelming depending on the cause and proximity to the person.

There are also other causes for bad breath which include, infection in the tonsils, adenoids and sinuses. Foods such as garlic, onions, high sugar products, spicy food and dairy products can cause bad breath, along with smoking and drinking alcohol. Hunger, morning breath and poor oral hygiene also play a part in bad breath.

There are a variety of herbal mixtures for bad breath to help eliminate the problem.

* Drinking plenty of water daily will help to control bad breath. Dehydration will attempt to conserve moisture by reducing the salivary flow, which minimizes the saliva?s cleansing effects on bacteria which is a cause of bad breath.

* Clean your tongue with a special tongue scraper in order to remove bacteria.

* Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Use an odorless form.

*Zinc has an antibacterial effect.

* Bee Propolis aids in healing the gums and controls infection.

* Gargle with a glass of water which has the juice of half a lemon added.

* Brushing your gums and tongue with powdered cloves is another herbal mixture for bad breath.

* If you suffer from bad breath, then try to avoid foods such as: blue cheese, salami, tuna, curry, garlic, onions, anchovies, red meat, milk, coffee and cola.

* A natural deodorizer is parsley, and cardamom seeds help to sweeten the breath.

* Another bad breath reducer is fennel tea. The compounds that are found in the tea can decrease bacteria growth that causes bad breath.

* Cranberries fight offensive-smelling bacteria.

* Eat a green raw Guava in order to fight against bad breath.

* Cloves can be kept under the molars without chewing in order to keep your breath fresh.

* Eating oranges and citrus fruits, which are high in vitamin C can help control the bacteria population.

* Eucalyptus Oil has an active antiseptic ingredient (Eucalyptol) and can be found in many toothpastes and oral hygiene products.

*Avoid foods that cause you to have bad breath. Also try to avoid alcoholic beverages, which often cause bad breath.

Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist. If you need extra help in controlling plaque, your dentist may recommend using a special antimicrobial mouth rinse. A fluoride mouth rinse, used along with brushing and flossing, can help prevent tooth decay.

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