BAD BREATH- Treatment and Prevention

Causes Of Bad Breath

Although there are many factors leading to Bad Breath but poor oral hygiene is the most common of all. Building up bacteria due to unhygienic oral habits actually causes smelly breath. Food particles in the mouth if are not cleaned then they are fed and broken down by bacteria and hence release unpleasant-smelling gas. It can be a symptom of any gum disease.

Food items like onions, garlic, and cheese contribute equally to bad breath as smoking, drinking coffee, and high alcohol consumption. Bad breath should not be ignored or taken casually as this can lead to infection and illness.

Treatment and Prevention

It is well said that “Prevention is better than Cure”. It is always wise to prevent any disease to happen. Bad breath can also be prevented by following a hygienic oral routine and in case one is already suffering then improving oral cleanliness can do be a help to a great extent.

Top 5 ways to get Fresh Breath

1.Brushing teeth twice per day

Fluoride toothpaste should be used for brushing. Teeth brushing should be done correctly and regularly.

2.Brushing or scraping the tongue

A soft rubber scraper for the tongue can help in scraping out food particles and removing bacteria which toothbrush finds hard to do.

3.Flossing between teeth

Only cleaning teeth surface is not enough. Food particles trapped between teeth should be removed and this can be done by flossing. Decaying of trapped food particles leads to bad breath.

4.Quitting smoking and alcohol consumption

Smoking leads to the smell of stale smoke and this causes gum diseases. Gum diseases are another cause of bad breath.

5.Chewing sugar-free gum

When one cannot clean mouth due to situational reasons, chewing sugar-free gum can be a temporary solution to prevent any bad breath. Though it cannot substitute a proper hygienic oral health routine, so teeth should be cleaned thoroughly as well.

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