How to treat mouth odour

Bad breath, otherwise known as mouth odour is one very annoying health condition. It makes people around you uncomfortable. Most of the time, the bearer of the mouth odour is not aware.

It is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. The bacteria that build up on your teeth, tongue and gums can cause unpleasant-smelling gases.

1.Brush more regularly

If you don’t brush regularly, it might cause bad breath. It is advised that you brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss at least one. Also, don’t overdo it because if you brush too

hard, your teeth may wear down and possibly decay.

2. Avoid foods that gives you bad breath.

Some foods contain substances that cause bad smells. they make their way into your bloodstream and travel to the lungs, where it is breathe out. Onions and garlic are major offenders, because even brushing after you eat them does not help.

3.Moisten your mouth

Drink enough water as this supplies your mouth with enough saliva. You can get bad breath if you don’t make enough saliva.

4. Chew gum rather than mints after dinner

Gum stimulates saliva which defends the mouth from plaque acids, which cause tooth decay and bad breath. Sugarless gum are advised to be taken instead of mints bevause the bactaria in the mouth uses sugar to make acid and this can cause bad breath or teeth wearing down.

5. Keep healthy gums

Gum disease goes hand in hand with bad breath. Bactaria gather at the base of the the teeth, causing odour at the gum area. You hhave to see a peiodontist to treat gum disease.

6. Quit tobacco smoking

Apart from cancer, smoking can damage your gums, give you bad breath and even stain you bad breath. There are medications that can actually help you give up

7.See your dentist 

If your bad breath persists after so many efforts, make sure you book an appointement with the doctor.

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