Dental 101: Let’s Talk About Bad Breath & How To Prevent It

There are two basic things we all find hard to talk about; body odor and bad breath.

For now, let’s forget about body odor and concentrate on the latter.

So, imagine a guy or a lady walking up to you with a very bad breath. We all know how that situation feels…

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Today, we’re going to talk about some best practices that can help prevent Halitosis (bad breath), but before that, let’s look at some possible causes of bad breath.

Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors or gases that smell like sulfur — or worse.

For instance, cavities or gum disease can lead to bad breath, as can tonsils that have trapped food particles; cracked fillings, and less-than-clean dentures.

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Several internal medical conditions can also cause your breath to go downhill fast. They include diabetes, liver disease, and respiratory tract infections.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is the basics of keeping a fresh breath so let’s look at the other practises that can help prevent bad breath.

 

Stay Hydrated.

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If you can’t brush your teeth after a meal, drinking a lot of water can help speed up the process of cleaning harmful bacteria and debris from between your teeth. Drinking milk can even help deodorize some offensive breath odors.

Change Your Toothbrush Frequently. 

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Change your toothbrush every 3 months, because a toothbrush which has been used for more than 3 months is 60% less efficient.

Dental Cleaning

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One best way to check your dental hygiene is to see a dentist. Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

Cut Back On Alcohol.

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Alcohol can lead to a dry mouth. Too much beer, wine, and hard liquor can make your breath reek for up to eight to 10 hours after you finish drinking,

Soft Brush Bristles.

Soft and medium bristles are able to clean all the debris in between your teeth because it is flexible, unlike hard bristles which just cleans the surface of your teeth.

Soft and medium bristles are the best for your gum. Pepsodent toothbrushes have all these qualities. Say no to hard bristles because it wears out your gum. Get yourself one of Pepsodent’s new brushes to help prevent mouth odor.

 

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