17 September 2008

Bad BreathBad breath is also known as halitosis, is a very common oral health issue. People of most any age may suffer from halitosis :
  • People with poor dental hygiene
  • People who use mouth appliances (dental braces and dentures)
  • Smokers, and alcoholism
  • Certain medical conditions including : Tooth decay, Impacted teeth, Abscessed teeth, Periodontal disease, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Post-nasal drip, Allergies, throat and lung infections (bronchitis), Dry mouth (As result eating high protein diet, non-fibrous diet or medical condition)
  • Certain medications: Certain vitamin supplements, Antihistamines, Calcium blockers, cardiac medications, blood pressure pharmaceuticals and psychiatric drugs (inhibit saliva flow and produce dry mouth)
  • Poor dieters who are dehydrated because of certain foods: Diet soda, Onions, Spices, Garlic, Curry, Cabbage , Coffee, High protein food debris lodged between the teeth
The BacteriaBacteria
Bad breath can be appear because of the interaction between air interaction and bacteria in the mouth, the nose or the stomach. Nasal dysfunction, including a genetic abnormality in the nasal passage, may inhibit proper mucous flow. The bacteria found in sinusitis, post-nasal drip and allergies may pass from the nose to the back of the tongue.

There are some Bacteria causing the Halitosis.These bacteria are found in other types of unpleasant odors, including corpse scent (a combination of oxygen and sulfur compounds and/or nitrogen-containing gases such as cadaverine), decayed meat (putrescine), rotten egg stench (hydrogen sulfide), smelly feet (isovaleric acid), as well as feces aroma (methyl mercaptan and skatole). When bacterial plaque is not removed from the teeth, gums, or in between the teeth, it continues to grow and ultimately may lead to halitosis, tooth decay and gum disease.

How to Omit The Bad Breath?
Breath fresheners or mouthwashes are two of the product that sale in the market. But, Don't you know that using such breath freshening aids may provide halitosis sufferers with short-term relief? This is the Best you can do to prevent the Bad Breath :Good Dental Hygiene
  • Teeth BrushBrush your teeth at least twice daily. Brushing and flossing are particularly important after high protein meals or other meals that trigger foul breath and dehydration.
  • You can use an antiseptic mouthwash. Use it in the morning, before bedtime and after eating. Antiseptic mouthwash ingredients may vary from one product to another, and include chlorhexidine, chlorine dioxide, zinc chloride and eucalyptus oil.
  • MouthwashTongue scrapers can also be useful to prevent bad breath. Scrape the mucous off gently at the back of the tongue.
  • I you have appliances such as dental braces and dentures should follow the specific instructions for cleaning and caring for these appliances. Try to remove the appliance at night before sleep.
Maintaining a Proper Diet
Appropriate food and drink can support proper saliva flow to help limit the possibility of halitosis.
  • VegetablesFibrous foods can help to maintain a healthy mouth.
  • Eating a healthy breakfast every morning initiates saliva flow after a night's sleep when bacteria and odor tend to buildup.
  • Drink a lot of water. Water intake is important to help inhibit bad breath.
  • Drinks that are high in sugar and acid such as sodas and juices do not support a pleasant oral health environment.
Bad Breath Aids Straw
  • Straw. It's very useful in sending sugary or sticky liquids past the teeth and tongue where they can become lodged and house bacteria.
  • Certain toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouth rinses and breath sprays are made to relieve dry mouth.


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