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Saturday, August 23, 2008

How to treat Halitosis

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is a serious cause of embarrassment and shame. Several people with bad breath aren't aware there's a problem. Generally, bad breath occurs from poor oral hygiene habits, but it could also be a sign of other health problems.

Treatment of Bad Breath

  • Visit your dentist at least every six months for checkups to keep your mouth free of plaque buildup and other problems that may lead to bad breath.
  • Maintain your diet and watch/avoid your consumption of foods such as alcohol, coffee, dense proteins, garlic and onions, and sugars. These are all bad-breath offenders.
  • Try to breathe through your nose. Breathing through your mouth can lead to having a dry mouth, which creates a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria.
  • Keep a regular log of your eating habits and medications, as these can cause bad breath, then try to avoid them.
  • Brush your teeth and tongue twice a day to remove food particles and plaque, and floss between teeth once a day, preferably in the evening after you eat.
  • Try using a fluoride mouth rinse with antiseptic ingredients and a pleasant mint flavor. This helps to protect your teeth, and the flavor masks odor problems.

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