Dental Problems

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Bad breath is the second most complaint done by the Americans while seeking a dentist. Bad breath is a noticeably unpleasant odor coming out of your breath. Almost every one face the problem of bad breath at some stage in their life. Bad breath will have a significant affect (both personally and socially) on an individual. The following are the causes and tips on how to get rid of bad breath.

Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath can be originated from mouth, tongue, gum disease, nose, tonsils, stomach, esophagus and even from the digestive system.

The main causes include

  • Plaque formed in the mouth
  • Bacteria on the tongue
  • Gum diseases such as periodontal disease
  • Presence of foreign bodies or sinus infections present in the nose
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath?

  • Practising oral hygiene is the first step to avoid bad breath. This include brushing after every meal, and also clean the tongue using a tongue scrapper.
  • Always keep the mouth clean, to achieve this flossing should be done at least twice a day.
  • Eating crispy vegetables and fruits will clean your teeth naturally. Apple, carrots, celery are some of the food that can clean your mouth.
  • Compared to coffee and soft drinks, drinking tea can reduce the bacteria formation in the mouth.
  • Bacteria will grow more when your mouth is dry, so make sure you are well hydrated.
  • Chewing parsley immediately ease bad breathing.
  • Try to reduce spicy and hot food, as they have more garlic and onions which are a prime source for bad breath.
  • Using mouth wash for rinsing your mouth after eating any food can reduce the bad breath.

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