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Tips on How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Bad BreathEveryone knows how big and embarrassing the problem of bad breath can be. People start turning their faces away and avoiding talking to you because of it, and, to make the things worse, your close friends and family do not always let you know that you have this problem. Usually, bad breath is caused by the odorous sulfur wastes created in our mouth by oral bacteria. When we consume protein rich foods, such bacteria get activated, and odorous waste products are the result of this metabolic activity. Professionals call the problem of bad breath halitosis (oral malodor), which can be transient (temporary) and chronic.

Undoubtedly, bad breath can seriously affect our social life and all sorts of our relationships. That is why people always look for the ways to get rid of it and make the breath fresher. First of all, if you need to combat bad breath, you have to find out what are the reason(s) of it. There are several major general reasons that cause bad breath, including:

  • poor dental care and improper mouth hygiene;
  • problems with digestion, dieting and poor nutrition;
  • dehydration of your mouth and certain problems with the throat.

These are the most common problems causing halitosis, but usually it is not easy to diagnose correctly, whether you suffer from only one or all of those conditions at the same time. Therefore, your complex strategy for getting rid of bad breath must embrace as many of the tips suggested below as possible:

Tooth Brushing

  • Observe the basic rules of proper oral and dental hygiene: brush you teeth two times a day, regularly floss and use mouth wash, and also visit your dentist for periodical check-ups and cleaning procedures.
  • Do not forget to scrape your tongue when brushing your teeth, because a great deal of odor-causing bacteria is usually located on your tongue.
  • Drink plenty of water during the day to avoid dehydration.
  • Change your diet, eat more of natural and healthy food.
  • Avoid eating a lot of cheese and cheese products (sometimes they can cause bad breath), as well as garlic, onion and fish.
  • Drink green tea.
  • Consult your doctor if your digestive system is problematic.
  • Clove
  • Use the following ideas to instantly remove your bad breath for some period of time: chew a sugarless chewing gum, minty candies, a spring of parsley or some mint leaves, a piece of cloves or couple of fennel seeds. You can also wash your mouth with some essential oil which has antiseptic properties (Tea Tree oil, etc.): add three-four drops of the oil in 100 ml of water and wash you mouth thoroughly.
  • If you are taking medications, learn more about their side effects: possibly, they are also causing bad breath.
  • Reduce your tobacco and alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid having such problems as overweigh and obesity.
  • Remember that various sprays or mouth washes available in the pharmacies can cure your problem only temporarily.

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