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An Absolute Bridal Nightmare: Bad Breath

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An Absolute Bridal Nightmare: Bad Breath

Who doesn't fear bad breath? Bad breath, morning breath, breath odor, or halitosis are all names to describe bad mouth odor.

All your answers concerning bad breath are answered here:


What causes bad breath?


#1 The main reason behind bad breath is that food remains trapped in our mouth, which causes bacteria to start growing.
#2 Periodontal disease as well as smoking causes bad odor.
#3 If you feel that nothing you do is helping you get rid of bad breath, it can be a sign of a medical condition of the stomach, lungs and bloodstream, so make sure you see your doctor.
#4 A dry mouth can also cause bad breath. When your mouth is dry, saliva decreases, which disables the mouth from self-cleaning.
#5 The foods you eat can affect your breath as well. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream, then they are carried to your lungs and given off in your breath.


How can I fight bad breath?


#1 Brush and floss your teeth after every meal, and don't forget to brush your tongue as well.
#2 Have regular checkups with your dentist.
#3 Chew gum and drink lots of water to increase the flow of saliva.
#4 To keep plaque from forming in your mouth, snack on raw celery or carrots.
#5 Remember caffeine and alcohol can dry your mouth.
#6 A few drops of peppermint or tea tree oil can be applied to the tongue or toothbrush to help freshen the breath.
#7 Quit smoking if you're a smoker.

What are the best products that help with bad breath?


Over the counter products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash can temporarily help solve the problem, but if you feel that none of them is working, ask your dentist for advice on what to use.