How to treat bad breath to make life more enjoyable

2010 November 5
by Asha Sood

 Bad breath  or halitosis is an embarrassing condition which can cause a loss of confidence and affect self esteem.

Whether it is a business meeting or a casual conversation, people who suffer from bad breath may or may not be aware of it. If an individual is aware of the problem but have been unable to tackle it, conversing with others can be difficult. They may start panicking when they realise that the others can smell their breath. This condition can affect every part of someone’s life and lead them to become more closed off due to their avoiding of various situations.

Curing bad breath
Bad breath can be caused for many different reasons and this is why there are different remedies for it too. Popping a mint in your mouth will not do much good. Finding the cause of bad breath is important in order to treat it effectively.

Bad breath caused by food – Everyone knows that foods like garlic and onions can lead to bad breath for a short time. So when out on any important meeting, eating peppermint, a sprig of parsley, cloves or fennel seeds can take care of this problem. Rinsing the mouth after eating also helps.

Smoking – This is another cause of bad and stale breath and even affects the teeth and gums. Giving up smoking is the only way to get fresh breath.

Oral bacteria – This is the most common cause of bad breath and it affects the teeth, mouth and gums. However, it can be controlled and eliminated completely by regular flossing and brushing and visits to your dental hygienist. Doing this will control the growth of bacteria and eliminate the problem completely.

It is important for people to remember that in order to have fresh breath, it is necessary to take good care of your teeth and visit your dentist regularly.

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