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Prevent and Treat Bad Breath


Posted on 4/11/2022 by SRD Muscle Shoals
Prevent and Treat Bad BreathWhen you don't correctly remove food particles from your teeth, bacteria are sure to form on your tongue, teeth, and gums. This bacterium causes bad breath, and as the bacteria grows, bad breath will worsen. Staying on top of your oral health regimen is key to remedying bad breath. Brushing your teeth twice a day and remembering to floss and use mouthwash in between meals will prevent bacteria that cause odors in your mouth from forming. Bad breath can be dealt with very efficiently. Routine dental checkups are another way to avoid bad breath. Getting a professional examination and cleaning at least two times, a year can offset odor-causing bacteria from building up inside your mouth.

What You Can Do


One way to avoid having bad breath is to drink lots of water. If you do not stay hydrated, saliva production will decline and slow down, resulting in a dry environment where bacteria growth thrives. Food components that you intake are absorbed into your bloodstream and go into your lungs, where the odor comes out of your mouth when you breathe. Everything that you eat will affect how your breath smells. Eat plenty of herbs and vegetables and avoid those foods that can cause bad breath. Another way to treat bad breath is to chew sugar-free gum. Sugar-free gum can help activate saliva production, so odor-causing bacteria have a more challenging time forming and causing bad breath. Reducing your intake of drinks like soda and juices high in sugar can also help because sugar only increases the conditions where bacteria cause odors to grow. Coffee and alcohol are very problematic in regard to bad breath. After drinking coffee or alcohol, you should rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouth rinse. If you chew or smoke tobacco, quitting these habits will drastically increase your mouth and gum health. Aside from other serious problems such as bone loss, oral cancer, and gum disease, chewing and smoking tobacco causes bad breath. Stopping will improve not only your breath but also your overall health.
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