How to overcome bad breath

Halitosis — bad breath or bad breath. The cause of this problem in 8% of cases are infectious diseases of the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs, in a very small percentage of cases guilty of violation of processes of digestion and some liver disease. The main reason for constant, persistent of halitosis are volatile sulfur compounds, which often are the result of vital activity of several bacteria that cause gingivitis and periodontitis, also are associated with the presence of bacteria that produce volatile sulfur compounds in the back of the tongue, – writes “Popular Mechanics”.

There are certain foods such as garlic, onions, broccoli, legumes, orange juice, carbonated soft drinks and alcohol, which can be a source of unpleasant mouth odor. They cause the so-called temporary halitosis.

Unpleasant smell in this case arises from the fact that the result of digesting these products are formed volatile sulphur compounds, which get into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the stomach, then Lodge in the lungs and saliva, and thus removed from the body. When the evacuation of the volatile sulfur compounds bad breath may persist for 72 hours.

Tips that will help you to avoid unpleasant breath:

— Frequently change your old toothbrush for a new one, as the old brush bacteria causing an unpleasant smell, can feel completely at ease. Regularly and carefully care for the condition of the oral cavity using dental floss and liquid for rinsing the mouth. When brushing your teeth remember to brush and massage the language, it is a real breeding ground for bacteria.

— Do not smoke. Tobacco slows down the process of formation of saliva, causing dry mouth. And this provokes the creation of a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that cause odor.

— Avoid excessive consumption of garlic, onions, spices and coffee. Conversely, eat more apples, carrots, pears, watermelon, kiwi and celery.

The addition of such herbs as parsley, rosemary, Basil, mint, and eucalyptus leaves helps to neutralize the effect of dishes cooked with lots of garlic or onion as sources of unpleasant mouth odor. Thus it is necessary to avoid the use of lemon.

— In order to gain a fresh breath, drink yogurt (and other dairy products): they reduce the amount of hydrogen sulfide in the mouth; eat cheese (especially cheddar) — fats reduce the acidity of food and restores pH balance; eat in small pieces ginger, which tends to neutralize the odors produced in the mouth.

— Drink plenty of water. This is extremely important, because bad breath is often associated with dryness in the mouth.