Every day when I was driving to work, I didn’t want to pass through that area, but to get to that destination, there wasn’t any other choice. I just wanted to speed through that area as quick as possible, but there are times where there would be jam and I would be stuck there smelling it. It disturbs me.
You see Smell and Odor plays a vital role in our lives. Bad smell can affect us emotionally and physically, in another sense, it can affect our social interaction, work, or love ones. Bad breath is very public as it occurs in social context, which can be sometimes offensive to partners, friends, acquaintances, or co-workers. Imagine talking to your friends or even your colleagues who is suffering from bad breath. It is not pleasant. Think back of the time when you ever experienced talking to a co-worker or an acquaintance with bad breath. I could imagine it. Sometimes we have bad breath and we don’t even know it, and sometimes knowing that we have bad breath we tend not to talk so much, knowing people will find out. Like it or not, smell and odors affects us physically, psychologically, and socially.
So what cause bad breath. Well, believe it when I say about 80% of bad breath is caused by something in the mouth. Few examples are listed below here:
CAUSE OF BAD BREATH
Infections in the mouth,
Food stuck between teeth,
Respiratory tract infections,
Throat or tonsil infection,
Excessive bacterial especially the tongue
Bad oral hygiene,
Smoking, chewing tobacco,
Food we eat.
All the food we eat breaks down in our mouth and they are absorbed into the bloodstream. These eventually are being transfers to our lungs, giving off in our breath. Foods such as garlic and onions gives off strong odors which will not go away until food have passed through the body. Thus, low carbohydrate diets may cause bad breath. Because low carbohydrate diet cause body burn fat as energy, during this process it releases lots of ketones, which gives off like fruity acetone-like odor when we exhale.
So how do we fight against bad breath? Since 80% of bad breath is coming from something in the mouth, the key to reduce bad breath is to practice Good Oral Hygiene care. Tackling bad breath is different from a person to another. However, if you want to fight bad breath the first step is to make sure bad breath is not coming from your mouth.
- First try to eliminate all the diseases that is in your mouth. To do that you would need dental professional advises. I do recommend visit your dental doctor so that he can have a detail checkup for your mouth, to identify all the infection or any diseases you have and fix those problems.
- Second make sure you practice good oral hygiene. Make sure you floss your teeth to remove food debris that are stuck between your teeth. Brush your teeth using fluoride toothpaste and rinse with mouthwash. There are many toothpaste or mouthwashes in the market but one of the best we sell in our clinics and have a very good results are Therabreath Plus.
- Thirdly look at the food you are taking. You might want to reduce the intake food that harms your teeth or cause bad breath. (Click here to find out top 10 best food for your teeth) or (Click here to find out top 10 worst food for your teeth).
- Fourth have a medical checkup. This is important because bad breath can be due to other disease that is not coming from your mouth.
- Reduce smoking or chewing tobacco, best if you can eliminate them. This is because those increases the bacteria in your mouth and can cause dental diseases.
- Drinking lots of water, as this helps to remove food debris and even keep mouth moist. Chewing sugarless gums also help in stimulate production of saliva, to wash away food debris and bacteria after food.