Posts Tagged ‘bad breath’

How to remove bad breath: Getting to the root of the problem

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

bad breath,causes of bad breathBad breath is a common condition which almost every person goes through, at least some point in their life, even if it is for a day. But if you’re persistently having bad breath for over a long period of time then you should get to the root of it.

  • Common reason for bad breath

Most commonly, bad breath occurs if our mouth is not clean. The food that we eat starts breaking down in our mouth itself. That means that the digestion process begins at the mouth.  But also the food we eat is digested and then absorbed by our blood stream. The blood is then sent to the lungs and we release air (carbon dioxide) through the mouth.  So the mouth is always the centre of activity when it comes to food.

  • How to remove bad breath

Keeping your mouth clean should this be your priority.  Brush your teeth twice a day; use a good tooth brush and also good toothpaste. Change your tooth brush once in every 3 months.  Also clean your tongue and wash your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Chew on non-sugary mints if required. If you eat garlic and/or onions, wash your mouth more thoroughly.

  • Other causes

But if the problem still persists then there could be other reasons for bad breath

a)      Sinus infection

b)      Tooth decay

c)      Diabetes

d)     Liver problems

e)      Gum diseases

These are some of the reasons which cause bad breath. See your doctor immediately for professional help.

Causes and cure of chronic bad breath

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

chronic bad breath, bad breathBad breath is something which can happen to anyone at any age.  Medically this condition is called halitosis. There could be many reasons why someone could have bad breath.  The main thing to keep in mind is that contrary to popular belief, mostly bad breath occurs due to internal problems and not due to poor hygiene. Poor oral hygiene does cause bad breath but mostly it doesn’t last long if a person brushes twice a day. If you see that the problem persists for more than a week, there could be other reasons.

Main causes

  • Liver problem
  • Gum diseases
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Excessive drinking
  • Dry mouth disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Acid reflux

To find out the right cause of bad breath you should first check what’s internally wrong with your body. You should understand which kind of disease you have so that you can cure it in order to take care of bad breath.

Cure

  • Have good oral hygiene
  • Do not smoke, don’t drink excessively
  • Remember to floss
  • Visit the doctor if you have bleeding gums
  • Try to stay well protected in winters to steer clear of bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Clean your tongue
  • Drink plenty of water go for an oral health checkup once every 3 months

Once you find out the cause you can cure bad breath. Just make sure that you follow the daily oral healthcare needs and take medication if necessary.