I got a few requests from readers and friends for an article on Mouth Odor. Today, I finally got a chance to draft one.
Bad breath and body odor are things people worry about. When I eat a diet with raw onions in the morning I can’t to go to office without chewing some mint. If I don’t have mint, I avoid anything that may cause the foul smell.
Allow me to enlist a few things that may help to prevent bad breath or Halitosis.
Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once and use a tongue scraper! Flossing would take care of the bacteria while cleaning the tongue would get rid of the dead cells too. Be gentle while cleaning the tongue and you can also use a soft brush instead of a tongue cleaner. Feel free to use toothpicks after eating meat, but gently.
Wash your mouth after you eat than just wiping your lips with a tissue paper.
Have less of coffee, alcohol, sugar and fried and spicy foods.
Eat some crunchy foods instead to help yourself. Chewy fibrous foods remove bacteria and plaque from your dentals.
Bad breath is also a signal given by your stomach to indicate digestive complaints, constipation and bowel disorders. Look for intestinal parasites and treat your stomach first!
Alcohol can can cause digestive troubles or dry mouth leading to Halitosis.
Lactose intolerant people are found to have mouth odor. If you can’t tolerate milk products take their substitutes.
Do you have dental complaint? If you take care of your gums you can prevent bad breath too.
Do you have tonsils or sinus? Bacteria in the throat can not only cause you discomfort it may embarrass you in the public as well.