The source of bad breath is due to decaying teeth, trapped particles of stale food, infection of nasal cavity, lungs infection, chronic bronchitis and uncontrolled diabetes. Alcohol, smoking, chewing tobacco, foods with aromatic compounds of garlic and onions will also add to bad breath. Foods with garlic and onions have aromatic compounds that enter the blood stream and are carried to the lungs and then exhaled. Gum disease and especially when accompanied by bleeding gums will certainly bring bad breath.
And this is How You Fight Bad Breath:
1. Brush you teeth after every meal and especially before you go to bed.
2. Your toothbrush is a disposable item. Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 three months or sooner if the bristles become worn out or splayed.
3. Keep your toothbrush dry and uncovered with bristles facing downside as micro organisms will thrive in moist toothbrush.
4. And as crude as it may sound, brush your teeth once in a while with a paste made of bicarbonate of soda and water to remove minor stains on teeth – your teeth will become whiter.
5. If you can avoid cigarettes and chewing tobacco; they lead to bad breath and may cause cancer.
6. Eat healthy, balanced meals with calcium and vitamin D. Sunshine should provide vitamin D
7. Once every 2-3 years see a dentist to examine your teeth. They’ll always have something to tell you.
Severe gum disease has an increased likelihood of heart disease and stroke.
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