Sunday, August 23, 2009

How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

Bad breath affects more than 90 million people around the world. In fact, quite a number suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, which is a more serious form of the breath condition.

The easy way to get rid of bad breath is to first recognise what is the cause of your bad breath. Without doing so, you are just wasting time and effort applying the wrong remedy which ultimately will be useless and ineffective.

Consult your doctor or dentist if you are in doubt. However, if you are going to DIY, then the first thing that you want to do is to try and eliminate or at least cut down on foods that are causing the bad breath. Protein rich food like meat products are often a very popular cause. They usually sit around for much longer periods in your intestines than normal and that can cause you to have odor problems.

Smoking, drinking alcohol, or eating garlic are other causes too. There is really only one solution to these stinky breath problems and that is to stop eating or drinking the products which is causing the nasty breath.

Next zoom into your dental hygiene. A good dental hygiene routine will involve brushing your teeth at least twice a day; this will help to keep the surface of your teeth clear from plaque buildup. You should also floss regularly to get rid of those bits of built-up foods that are trapped between your teeth.

You may want to invest in a tongue cleaner to clean the bacteria from your tongue and a good antibacterial mouthwash to help kill the bacteria that is lurking around the rest of your mouth. These little efforts go a long way to getting rid of bad breath.

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