Why You Have Bad Breath and How to Get Rid of It!
Let’s face it, one of the most humiliating social situations to find yourself in the middle of involves serious halitosis, or bad breath. When it comes to bad breath not everyone is created equal, some people have slightly bad breath, while others have a putrid cesspool in their mouth. Some people have occasional bad breath and others are habitual offenders.
If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of chronic bad breath you know how difficult it can be. There are a few crucial facts to understand in order to finally get rid of your stinky breath problems. The cause of bad breath is not the food particles left behind between and on teeth, the real cause of halitosis can be traced to volatile sulfur compound producing bacteria (VSC) that are consuming the pieces of food left between and on teeth, in the crevices of the tongue and in deep crevices of molars. Ever get a whiff of a stinky barnyard, a heap of rotting trash or a pile of feces? Those are the same types of (VSC) bacteria working their magic in those stinky things too.
Steps To Getting Rid of Stinky Breath Once and For All
Stop doing this:
- Avoiding foods that are known to increase bad breath like dairy, onions, garlic, sugar, and other high protein foods along with sugary starches can all worsen bad breath.
- Smoking of any kind can also increase bad breath, and as with smoking, which dries out the tissues in the mouth and encourages bacterial growth, alcohol also tends to increase the likelihood of bad breath.
Start doing this:
- Drink green tea after meals. In studies green tea and some other teas have been proven to inhibit (VSC) bacteria from proliferating. It’s a short term solution, but the study, measurable improvement from green tea was greater than the benefits of those from using mints, chewing gum, even greater than celery or parsley.
- Don’t skip brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing your teeth one time daily, routine oral hygiene easily eradicated hundreds of millions of bad breath causing bacteria.
- Drink! Lots of good, clean water. Staying hydrated helps ensure that you’ve got as much good, slippery saliva as possible. Saliva helps keep sensitive tissues healthy and also flushes out and washes away debris from food, this inhibits bacteria growth.
- While onions and dairy are noted for causing bad breath, cheese shouldn’t be skipped because cheese is also good for your teeth and bad for bacteria, just like onions, while smelly themselves, they are noted for killing several specific types of bacteria found to cause halitosis…so kill the bacteria and then grab some gum.
- Get your beauty sleep. It’s not just for looks, in one study getting less than six hours of sleep was the greatest contributor to worsening periodontal disease, even over smoking or skipping brushing. Getting seven or more hours of sleep are crucial for keeping (VSC) bacteria at bay.
- Clean your tongue. A thorough brushing can be effective though tongue scrapers are made especially for this task, scraping from back to front during your daily brushing sessions drastically reduces the number of stinky bacterial colonies inside the mouth.
- Use the right mouthwash. If you already use a mouthwash, make sure it’s one that will make a difference and not compound the issue. After you brush and floss use a mouthwash that is alcohol free and for the very best results look for ones containing the active ingredient; stabilized chlorine dioxide.
- Routine dental cleanings with a dental hygienist up to three times per year are crucial to eradicating colonized bacteria living in films and tartar, on teeth and below gum lines.
Other Considerations That Will Affect The Success of Your Fight On Bad Breath.
- Prescription medications that may have the side effect of halitosis
- Poorly managed health conditions like diabetes, esophageal reflux, kidney disease, can contribute to bad breath.
- Serious medical problems also can affect breath smell: certain cancers, sleep apnea and heart disease specifically.