Bad breath is commonly found in all age groups ranging from infants to elderly and those who cannot maintain oral hygiene such as the disabled. Bad breath problem is known in medical terms as Halitosis. More generally smokers are prone to halitosis and periodontal disease which also causes bad breath problems. Also people who wear braces or dentures, those who have dental problems like abscessed teeth, tooth decay, alcohol consumption, allergies, dry mouth, diabetes, post nasal drip, impacted tooth, and sinusitis are all contributors to halitosis.
The best medium for halitosis is a dry mouth which can be caused by the intake of certain medications, diets or consumption of particular foods high protein and non fibrous diets, medicines such as calcium blockers, anti histamines, cardiac medicines, vitamin supplements, psychiatric pills, or blood pressure medicines can lead to halitosis as they affect the flow of saliva into the mouth causing dryness. Tooth decay and constant thirst are resultant aftermaths of these medications. The foods causing dryness of mouth include spices, garlic, diet soda, cabbage, onions, curry and high protein foods which cause bad breath producing bacteria to multiply.
Suiting your bad breath problems your liver pool dentist can prescribe the best solution. Generally the solutions recommended by Liverpool dentists are listed below
Eat a proper diet: halitosis can be controlled and limited by the proper intake of healthy food as the food we eat directly impacts the flow of saliva in our mouth. Fibrous foods are not only healthy for the body system but are also good for mouth health. Waking up after a long night sleep where saliva flow was minimal causing bad breath bacteria, a healthy breakfast can trigger saliva flow to eradicate such bacteria. For a healthy neutral breath water intake is important whereas drinks with high sugar contents such as juices and sodas are unhealthy producing bad breath problems for many.
Exercise Good Dental Hygiene. Without maintaining proper dental hygiene one tends to increase the risk of halitosis as bad breath producing bacteria finds places between teeth and gums to start their activity. if teeth are brushed regularly and also flossed after every meal this minimizes the risk of halitosis .Also the instruction given by your Liverpool dentist for effective brushing especially after high protein food intake can prove highly effective to control dehydration and foul breath producing bacteria.
Selecting an antiseptic mouthwash
Using mouth washes which are antiseptic and using them to gargle with before going to bed reduce the risk of halitosis significantly. The ingredients for antiseptic mouthwashes are listed below: chlorine dioxide (ProFresh or Oxyfresh) chlorhexidine (Peridex or PerioGard), zinc chloride (Lavoris), Gum and Tonic Tooth, and oils (Listerine, BreathRX)
Bad breath can also be controlled through tongue cleaners. In order to protect the tongues health it is important to remove any accumulated mucus at its back end through gentle cleaning.
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