Does morning bring funky mouth to your house? Is that tuna taco you had for lunch following you into your after lunch business? Fear not, brave soul! Modern science is on the job and oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have identified the culprit responsible for the toxic fumes emitting from your mouth.
All joking aside, chronic halitosis is a serious issue for those afflicted. Bad breath not caused by dental decay and gum disease is associated with one specific bacteria living in your mouth. Solobacterium moorei is a critter that lives on your tongue. It produces bad smelling fatty acids and other substances, and it is these that make your mouth funky.
You can find natural solutions for bad breath that range from common sense to truly bizarre. Some people chew roasted coffee beans to cure bad breath. It works to inhibit the bacteria but leaves coffee aroma. Imagine kissing a coffee grinder, you might want to try something else, instead.
Others chew parsley, mint leaves or gum to freshen their breath. Most mouthwashes and breath fresheners work by masking the odor. The best solutions for bad breath begin with a clean mouth and good dental hygiene. Ask your dentist for more information on keeping your mouth clean and your breath fresh.
Since your tongue is home to the bad breath critters, brush it when you brush your teeth. This will make your breath more pleasant and your mouth feel cleaner. Brush your teeth frequently and use dental floss to get rid of any food particles stuck in between your pearly whites. You’ll have sweeter breath without decaying lunch bits floating around in there.
Hydration is vital for life and sweet smelling breath. Drink enough water, not coffee, juice or soda, to keep you body hydrated. Rinse your mouth out with water to remove food particles and prevent dry mouth.
Practicing good oral care is a sure fire way to prevent chronic halitosis from plaguing you. Some other effective remedies include using peppermint oil or tea tree oil along with your toothpaste. The oils contain antibacterial agents and leave a nice smell.
Turn funky mouth kissable and fresh. Get your teeth cleaned to remove plaque and take good care of your mouth. Stay away from a lot of acid foods and sugar and if you use tobacco, quit today. This will eliminate many of the sources of odor and make keeping your breath sweet.
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