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what can u use to get rid of bad dog breath?

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jmr asked:

my two dogs have really bad breath can u just use human toothpaste?if not what do i use….they stink soooo bad 🙂

14 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - July 2, 2013 at 7:07 am

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How can you tell if you have bad breath? How do you cure it?

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Bear-tan asked:

My friends and father say I have horrible breath. I tried the “licking hand” method, and smelled something, but it wasn’t anything good or bad. The “breathing into your hand and smelling it” doesn’t really work for me either. I brush my teeth after every meal (except lunch, because I am at school then), floss, and use mouthwash. I also brush my tongue with fresh toothpaste. (I use Colgate.) My dad thinks that I have bad breath because I don’t get enough rest so I suffer indigestion. I don’t know if this is true or not, and he says it isn’t something I need to consult a doctor with.
What can I do to tell if I actually have bad breath or not? And why?
If I do, how can I help it???
Also, my mom says my breath is fine, which just adds to the confusion.
Again to all of you; some people say I have horrible breath, some say it is fine.

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - June 24, 2013 at 2:08 am

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How to Stop Bad Breath ? 5 Simple Bad Breath Remedies

Tony Reyes asked:

Bad breath or commonly referred to as halitosis, is a very embarrassing condition and those who suffer from it would usually have a very difficult social life. Forget about getting a date, talking to people or trying to be close to them is already hard enough no thanks to your smelly breath which would either make them crinkle in disgust or turn them away completely. Basically you would feel as if you?ve been slapped right in the face whenever you try to speak to someone. It?s extremely depressing and I can very much relate to this, so I?ve decided to share a few simple bad breath remedies which can hopefully produce positive results for fellow sufferers.

1. Brush your teeth regularly ? Bacteria feed on food particles stuck or hidden between the teeth and as a result of this, sulfur compounds are created which cause unpleasant odor in your breath. Regular brushing especially after every meal can help remove food particles from your teeth thus preventing bacteria from creating sulfur compounds. It is highly recommended that you brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains chlorine dioxide which is a highly effective chemical compound for treating bad breath.

2. Gum stimulator ? This is a definitely one of the best way to remove food particles from your mouth which can cause bad breath. Regular string-like floss can be a dud because you would inevitably miss a few teeth when flossing with them but not likely so with gum stimulator. If you have no idea what a gum stimulator is or how it looks like, no worries. Simply drive or walk to the nearest store and head over to the ?Health and Beauty sections?. Now that?s where you would normally find some. They are basically these little sticks with small teardrops on each end. Using them to floss your teeth is so much more effective compared to the typical string floss.

3. Consume sugarless yogurt ? According to a study by Dr. Kenichi Hojo of Tsurumi University which was detailed at 83rd of General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, sugarless yogurt has the ability to considerably reduce odor producing compound like hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is a major culprit of many bad breath cases. So what are you waiting for? Go and have some yogurt! What better way to cure bad breath than with something as tasty as a cup of sugarless yogurt?

4. Drink plenty of water ? It is a well know fact that dry mouth can lead to unpleasant breath. You should always keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You want to avoid bacteria from thriving in your mouth otherwise; you?ll get bad breath very quickly. When you are properly hydrated, you produce more saliva which helps prevent bacteria from flourishing.

5. Tea ? What can I do to stop to bad breath? By drinking a cup of warm tea? You bet! Believe it or not tea can actually help you in your quest to combat bad breath. Certain compounds in tea such as polyphenols, theaflavins, and catechins are highly effective against bacteria growth which can cause bad breath.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - May 28, 2013 at 12:44 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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ive had bad breath for as long as i can remember?

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Bruce D asked:

ive always had bad breath. i brush in the mornings and at night. i have always had it. my brother doesnt brush nearly enough as me and his breath doesnt smell bad. WHY!!?!?! this is such a big problem. i brush a lot and i still have it. i also have a retainer, but i have had bad breath long before that also. o btw if anyone could also answer what i could wash my retainer with plz. i wash it with toothpaste. if you can answer both u get best answer!

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5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - April 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

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