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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.

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How to Cure Bad Breath?

james sameul asked:

Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasant odor. it’s also known as halitosis. This odor can strike from time to time, or it can be long-lasting, depending on the cause.

Millions of bacteria live in the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue. In many people, they are the primary causes of bad breath. The mouth’s warm, moist conditions are ideal for the growth of these bacteria. Most bad breath is caused by something in the mouth.

Cure for Bad Breath

You should thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day and floss. Flossing helps to get the bacteria missed by your brush. If this is missed it will be left and bacteria will build up and bad breath will be imminent. Ideally brush in the morning and then in the evening.

Be sure to clean your tongue if a white layer forms this a surefire way that bad breath is on its way. You should also not to forget to brush your tongue.

Bad breath originates from the gums and tongue in a majority of patients. However, odor coming from the back of the tongue may indicate post-nasal drip. Bad breath also may occur in people who have an infection, gum disease, diabetes, kidney failure, or a liver malfunction. Xerostomia (dry mouth) and tobacco also contribute to this problem. Cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy may experience dry mouth. Even stress, dieting, snoring, aging and hormonal changes can have an effect on breath.

Everyone has had bad breath at one time. Whether it is the dreaded ?morning breath? or the ?onions with garlic on the side? breathe- we have all been there. Most of the time bad breath can be temporarily covered up with mints or mouth spray but the key word there is temporarily. While in the case of ?morning breath? which can easily be fixed with a good teeth brushing or the ?onion breath? which usually passes on its own, chronic bad breath likes to hang on. Breath mints, mouth wash and spray are no match. The culprit just keeps coming back.

The most common is called cysteine. This mixes with air as you exhale to give you bad breath. Egg has cysteine in it, while milk makes cysteine, so if you have a lot of dairy, when it’s broken down you’ll make this cysteine. But if you have a lot of eggs, you’re actually putting cysteine straight into your system. Eggs are a great source of protein, but eat too many and you can egg-spect some side-effects.

Halitosis refers to foul or bad breath, which is not an uncommon condition. Unfortunately, most people who offend in this respect are completely unaware of their problem.

It is obvious from this that there is no one easy bad breath cure, but, interestingly, bad breath remedies used by our grandparents are still very popular and often work quite well, usually by reducing the amount of bacteria in the mouth. One home remedy is to dissolve baking soda in water and wash the tongue with this. Another traditional bad breath cure is to rinse the mouth with lemon juice diluted with water, although this remedy may actually encourage bacteria growth since lemon juice does contain some sugar. Several different herbs are recommended as breath fresheners, among them aniseed, cloves, rosemary and thyme, all of which can be chewed or used as tea when stewed in hot water.

Ian Douglas at the University of sheffield’s school of dentistry, predicts that resistance to allicin would develop relatively slowly. This is because allicin works against the enzymes needed for bacterial growth and not against the bacteria itself. The agent is not present in raw garlic, but is formed rapidly by the action of allinase on the precursor once the clove is crushed.

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Bad Breath Remedy and the Causes of Bad Breath

N Baulch asked:

bad breath, or halitosis, requires a bad breath remedy that works because it is often caused by the presence of oral bacteria. If the mouth is not cleaned well, bacteria grows on the tongue, gums and between the teeth and this bacteria causes bad breath.

Bad breath can also be caused by the foods that we eat. There are certain foods that have a reputation for causing bad breath, with onions and garlic being on the top of that list. After consuming garlic, for example, our digestive system breaks down the garlic into molecules, and these molecules themselves have an unpleasant odor. As the blood circulates, some of the molecules go into the lungs and when we breathe, the unpleasant smell is released through our mouths.

Smoking is another common cause of bad breath. The unpleasant odors associated with smoking come from the nicotine, tar, and other tobacco substances that build up on a person’s teeth and soft tissues. Smoking also dries out the mouth, and having a dry mouth aggravates bad breath because there is not enough saliva in the mouth that is needed to wash away bacteria.

Gum disease is another cause of bad breath. Gum disease is a bacterial infection in the gums surrounding the teeth. Bacteria becomes embedded and trapped in these areas and foul odors become apparent.

One of the most common bad-breath remedies is the use of mouthwash. Mouthwashes are designed to flush bacteria from the mouth and leave the mouth smelling fresh. Another bad breath remedy, is to visit a dentist for a complete examination and a proper cleaning of the teeth. Having your teeth cleaned will remove the excessive buildup of plaque and bacteria that grows between the teeth and in the recesses of the gums and will improve the quality of your breath.

If you smoke, by stopping the habit, your breath will be fresher and you will produce more saliva, which is essential for good oral hygiene.

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