KEY TO MAINTAINING A FRESH BREATH
Halitosis or foul breath is the most awkward oral situation faced by almost 30% people worldwide. Recent oral health related studies reveal that the smell comes from the tonsils, throat and the mouth in 90% of the people. Almost every other person goes through this situation at one point or the other. However, if your odour does not go away even after flossing, brushing and washing the mouth with a friendly mouthwash, then it might be long-lasting. Following are some tips for maintaining a fresh breath.
CONSUME FOODS HIGH IN FIBRE
Do not eat heavy processed items that are rich in carbohydrates like ice cream, sweets, cakes and cookies. Foods rich in fibre stop bad breath.
GO FOR BLACK AND GREEN TEA
Black and green die are filled with polyphenols that get rid of compounds of sulphur and minimize oral germs.
Certain mouthwashes are great for stopping foul breath. Nonetheless, make sure never to go for a mouthwash or oral rinses containing alcohol or sodium lauryl sulphate since it can make the mouth quite dry and make the issue of bad breath even more severe.
WASH YOUR MOUTH AFTER EVERY MEAL
Going for a proper and regular oral health is the best way to prevent bad breath.
DO NOT TAKE DRYING MEDICINES
Avoid consuming diuretics, antihistamines, pain reliefs and antidepressants unless your doctor has asked you to as these medications lead to a lasting drying mouth as they hinder the flow of saliva.
DO NOT BREATHE FROM THE MOUTH
Breathing from the mouth causes it to dry out and releases bad breath. If you have any breathing issues while sleeping, consult your doctor.
Various studies suggest that people who smoke have more chances of having periodontal illness and a drying mouth. Also, individuals who smoke might also get into other activities that increase this situation like consuming alcohol, dieting, going through lasting stress conditions which need soothing prescribed drugs.
WASH YOUR DENTURES REGULARLY
Maintain the same routine for your fake teeth like you would with your original ones. Wash your dentures daily.
Drinking water keeps your mouth hydrated and fresh.
REMOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS
Intolerance of lactose in diet can also cause foul breath. Avoid consuming such items.
Do you follow the steps mentioned above for your oral health? If you don’t, then it’s never too late before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/. to start a proper oral care regimen for a fresh breath.
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