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how can i tell if i have bad breath?

bad breath
Chantelle_ asked:

everyday i find it hard to be more open and to talk to friends when theyre right next to me.
this is because of me feeling that i have bad breath.
in the mornings i have bad breath.
is this something i should check with the dentist?
and the teeth at the back of my mouth are still baby teeth.
and they probably have tooth decay.
can that be the cause of bad breath?
but otherwise how can i really tell if i had bad breath or not?
help please 🙁
this really affects my self esteem & confidence 🙁
xoxo Vall.

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7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - April 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

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how can i tell if i have bad breath?

bad breath
Chantelle_ asked:

everyday i find it hard to be more open and to talk to friends when theyre right next to me.
this is because of me feeling that i have bad breath.
in the mornings i have bad breath.
is this something i should check with the dentist?
and the teeth at the back of my mouth are still baby teeth.
and they probably have tooth decay.
can that be the cause of bad breath?
but otherwise how can i really tell if i had bad breath or not?
help please 🙁
this really affects my self esteem & confidence 🙁
xoxo Vall.

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7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - March 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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Using Natural Remedies To Fight Bad Breath

Lee Dobbins asked:

Bad breath can be caused by anything from bad dental hygiene to medicines you are taking to the food you eat. While it can be embarrassing, it can also indicate a serious condition and should be checked by a doctor. Barring any severe medical reasons, here are some tips you can use to fight bad breath.

Drink lots of water and avoid letting your stomach get too empty. When you don?t eat, your saliva production decreases and saliva can help wash away that bacteria in your mouth. Make sure your mouth does not get too dry by drinking lots of water throughout the day which is good for your overall health anyway.

You may also be able to fight bad breath by drinking the right kinds of liquids. We all know that tea is good for you but the chemical polyphenols found in tea can also help to prevent that sulfur producing bacteria that contributes to bad breath. Cranberries reduce the stickiness of bacteria so drinking cranberry juice can help reduce the amount of plaque that is formed and thus reduce the amount of bad breath.

Instead of chewing gum why not take a cue from the ancient Greeks and chew Anise seed? The can be found in the spices section of your grocery store and can be carried with you and popped in your mouth for chewing whenever the mood strikes. Fennel, cinnamon and cloves can do the job as well. Try chewing on these natural treat as an after dinner mint instead of gum or mints which can promote tooth decay.

If you thought parsley was just a garnish on your dinner plate, think again! Parsley has vitamins and minerals but more importantly it has been used for hundreds of years to effectively fight bad breath. The key to this is the chlorophyll which changes carbon dioxide into oxygen inside your body. This prepares the digestive tract to prevent gases and toxins from backing up and by lubricating the tract and various valves.

We all know that baking soda works well to eliminate odor in the fridge, but did you know it can also help eliminate your bad breath? Simply mix some in with your toothpaste when you brush.

Your bad breath may be a problem with digestion and some suggest taking a probiotic. A probiotic will put tons of live bacteria in to your digestive system. This bacteria is vital for good digestive performance. The most popular probiotic is lactobacillus acidophilus or L acidophilus which is commonly found in yogurt.

Finally, the most important tip is to see your dentist regularly and take proper care of your teeth and gums to prevent bacteria from building up and causing odor. This not only contributes to bad breath but bad oral hygiene can also cause health problems throughout your body.

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How to treat bad breath?

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beangie asked:

My family and friends confront me that I have a bad breath. I wonder why because I always brush my teeth, I have no tooth decay. They said maybe there’s something wrong inside my body. I don’t know really the cause. I have no ulcer. I used to gargle with salt. But still not effective. i’m afraid my husband will get turn off by this. I want always to smell good to him. I need a kind of help.Thanks!

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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - September 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

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Simple Ways to Tackle Children Bad Breath

Kelvin Ho asked:

Nowadays, it is very common to find children who are experiencing bad breath. There are many reasons for this recent phenomenon. But for most cases, this is usually caused by children not paying enough attention to their oral hygiene.

These children do not brush their teeth well and often consume too much food stuff that promote tooth decay. Such food stuff usually are sticky or contain too much sugar. When left in the mouth, these foods can become an excellent breeding ground for bacteria.

No matter what the cause of bad breath is, in order to solve this problem, you will need to find out the underlying cause of it. This involves recording the times when this condition usually occurs so that you will be able to narrow your search to the possible causes. Whatever the case may be, you need not panic as, in most cases, this is not a severe problem and your child is perfectly healthy.

Cause of Bad Breath In Children

Saliva helps to keep our mouth clean. During the day, the child saliva helps by washing away bad breath causing agents with the help of mouth muscles. However, when the child goes to sleep, saliva will not be produced anymore and muscles relax.

The longer the child sleeps, the more anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath will be reproduced. As most children do sleep a lot, this allows these bacteria to multiply and their breaths begin to smell. This is also known as children morning breath.

Most children will also show bad breath during the entire day and this is normal because most of them will be breathing through their mouths. Because of that it will cause the kids mouth to dry and this creates a perfect environment for anaerobic bacteria to appear and grow in numbers.

There are a lot of reasons for children to breathe only through ones mouth. In children, the most common conditions stand in sinus infections, various allergies, colds or even tonsils or adenoids that are blocking nasal passages. Habits that the children have such as thumb sucking or sucking on a blanket can also cause drying of the mouth and thus bad breath.

How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath In Children

In order to get rid of bad breath in children, the most common and efficient thing you need to do is decrease the mouth bacteria and increase saliva flow. Believe it or not, the most efficient way to achieve this is to teach your child how to brush their teeth properly. To put it simply, the better the brushing is, the less anaerobic bacteria present in your child mouth.

It is highly important that the tongue is brushed as well. A tongue scraper which is useful for adults may not be suitable for children yet. Hence, you may want to consider getting an electric toothbrush in order to make it both fun and more efficient

Mouthwashes and different fluoride rinses are not at all recommended when dealing with children because they will most likely swallow. Also, mints are not useful and as the child gets older the best alternative is still sugar free chewing gum or candy.

Conclusion

If all this did not solve the problems you should go to a doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor would be the best person to tell you how to eliminate bad breath in children effectively.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - August 28, 2012 at 12:21 am

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