Bad Breathe (Halitosis) Treatment
Bad Breathe (Halitosis) Treatment
Bad breath is also known as halitosis or fetor oris.
*Funny enough, about 50 percent of adults suffer from ongoing bad breath at some point in their lives.*
Chronic bad breath is something that absolutely nobody wants to deal with, and often is a sensitive topic.
*What Causes Breath Odor?*
Generally speaking, bad breath comes from:
the back of the tongue,
These are where naturally occurring bacteria are found that can give off sulfur-containing compounds, resulting in bad breath.
*Odor can come from:*
*or as a result of an underlying health problem.*
*More On Causes*
⭕ *Poor Dental Hygiene*
Bacteria breaks down food particles trapped in the teeth or mouth. The combination of the bacteria and decaying food in your mouth produces an unpleasant odor.
⭕ *Strong Foods and Beverages*
When you eat onions, garlic, or other foods with strong odors, your stomach absorbs oils from the foods during digestion. These oils pass into your bloodstream and travel to your lungs. This produces an odor that others can notice in your breath for up to 72 hours. Drinking beverages with strong odors, such as coffee, can also contribute to bad breath.
Smoking cigarettes or cigars causes a bad odor and dries out your mouth, which can make your breath odor even worse.
⭕ *Dry Mouth*
Dry mouth can also occur if you don’t create enough saliva. Saliva helps keep your mouth clean and reduces odor. Dry mouth can be a problem if you have a salivary gland condition, sleep with your mouth open, or take certain medications, including those that treat high blood pressure and urinary conditions.
⭕ *Periodontal Disease*
Periodontal disease happens when you don’t remove plaque promptly from teeth. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar. You can’t remove tartar by brushing, and it can irritate your gums. Tartar may cause pockets, or small openings, to form in the area between the teeth and gums. Food, bacteria, and dental plaque can collect in the pockets, causing a strong odor.
⭕ *Sinus, Mouth, or Throat Conditions*
Bad breath odor may develop if you have:
▪A sinus infection
▪ Chronic bronchitis
an infection in your upper or lower respiratory system
▪ Tonsil stones also can be a source of bad breath because bacteria tend to collect on the stones.
*Could bad breath be as a result of an underlying health challenge??*
Unusual breath odor can be a symptom of some diseases, including kidney disease, diabetes, and gastroesophageal reflex disorder (GERD).
GERD is a relatively common cause of halitosis. *If you have kidney or liver failure or diabetes, your breath may smell fishy. When your diabetes isn’t under control, your breath may smell fruity.*
*Foods to avoid that can trigger bad breath include:*
⭕ Raw onions and garlic — These are the most problematic foods for bad breath; if you’re heading to an event and want to avoid the bad breath, avoid or use them in moderation.
⭕ Fried foods or other high-trans-fat foods — These foods take a long time to move through the digestive system, therefore producing halitosis.
⭕ Sugar — Sugar leads to tooth decay and gum disease, contributing to halitosis.
⭕ Sticky foods — Avoid caramels or other types of “sticky” food that can stick to teeth and cause decay.
⭕ Sweetened beverages — Sugary drinks coat your teeth with sugar, and many of us don’t think to brush after we consume them
[ *Will Mouthwash Get Rid of Bad Breath?*
No matter what is causes bad breath (ruling out any serious health issue), I recommend working on solving the root problem, rather than masking the issue with products like chewing gum or mouthwash.
The ethanoyl (alcohol) contained in mouthwash has also been reported to be associated with an increased oral cancer risk in some cases.
Most mouthwashes and gums contain alcohol, artificial sweeteners, dyes and many other ingredients that the consumers should approach with caution.
In some mouthwashes, there’s as much as 27 percent alcohol — more than an entire six pack of beer! This can cause burning sensations in the mouth and feel uncomfortable, especially if you have any open cuts in your gums, cold sores, etc.
Another problem with mouthwash is that *alcohol-based products only dry out your mouth and create an anaerobic, bacteria-friendly environment which further promotes bad breath.*
*The real goal should be to address the root cause and get rid of bad breath permanently.*
*Treatment Options for Breath Odor?*
▪ If breath odor is due to a plaque buildup, a dental cleaning may solve the problem. A deep dental cleaning with a natural toothpaste would be necessary if you have periodontal disease.
▪ Treating underlying medical problems, such as a sinus infection or kidney disease, can also help improve breath odor.
▪ Drink plenty of water if dry mouth causes your odor problem.
*Natural Remedies That Help*
*1. Skip Sugars*
*2. Quit Smoking*
*3. Reduce your alcohol* intake and brush immediately after the booze
*4. Use a natural toothpaste* that soothes mouth and gum infections with its anti-bacteria action. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once per day. Also try cleaning your tongue thoroughly and spend a lot of time while at it. Don't forget to gargle.
*5. Drink Lots of Water*
A dry mouth can cause bad breath because it’s a breeding ground for bacteria which produce smelly compounds and by-products.
Drinking at least 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day is one of the best ways to keep these bacteria’s actions to a minimum. Often people who have jobs that require a lot of talking (like sales people, teachers, lawyers, etc.) find that they have bad breath as a result of dry mouth. Luckily there’s a simple fix: drink up to combat bad breath.
*Ensure all health conditions such as acid reflux/heartburn/GERD, Constipation etc. are completely handled.*
*Has wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic made you suddenly realize you have bad breath?*
Tip: If you can smell it there, then your breath is flat-out noxious, as most of us can't tell on our own, dentists say.
That means you -- and all those sheltering closely around you -- are victims of halitosis.*Has wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic made you suddenly realize you have bad breath?*
Tip: If you can smell it there, then your breath is flat-out noxious, as most of us can't tell on our own, dentists say. And most friends will never tell you
That means you -- and all those sheltering closely around you -- are victims of halitosis.
*Supplements that Help.*
⭕ *Detox with C9* this would cleanse the digestive system, from the mouth to rectum, there by removing all sulphur Volatile sulfur compounds (the major contributing factor to bad breath)
⭕ *Garlic thyme/ Bee propolis* natural anti- biotics cleanses the blood and addresses the activities of bad bacteria
⭕ *Aloe vera Gel* Powerful cleanser contains an anti-inflammatory called b-sitosterol that soothes acid indigestion, which is a common cause of bad breath.
⭕ *Field of green*
⭕ *Forever Bright Toothgel*
Fights plague and mouth odour. Whitens without bleaching agents. Soothes mouth and gum infections with its anti-bacteria action.
Helps with mouth ulcer.
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