Transcript of "Advice from Dentists in Pueblo Colorado: Bad Breath, the Unwelcome Friend"
Advice from Dentists in Pueblo Colorado: Bad Breath, the Unwelcome Friend
WhatWhatWhatWhat areareareare thethethethe causescausescausescauses ofofofof badbadbadbad breathbreathbreathbreath andandandand howhowhowhow cancancancan IIII combatcombatcombatcombat badbadbadbad breath?breath?breath?breath? InInInIn thisthisthisthis articlearticlearticlearticle wewewewe provideprovideprovideprovide
informationinformationinformationinformation onononon thethethethe variousvariousvariousvarious causescausescausescauses andandandand treatmentstreatmentstreatmentstreatments relatedrelatedrelatedrelated totototo halitosis.halitosis.halitosis.halitosis.
Bad breath: it’s not a desirable thing to talk about, but someone has to do it. Bad breath or halitosis is a
condition characterized by consistent bad breath odor, and is unfortunately not all that uncommon.
According to the dentistdentistdentistdentist inininin PPPPuebloueblouebloueblo ColoradoColoradoColoradoColorado, oral problems are not the only cause of bad breath. Many
conditions, including postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, uncontrolled diabetes, respiratory tract infection,
liver or kidney disease and digestive disorders, such as acid reflux, can cause bad breath. Having said this, in
the majority of cases, it is simply bad oral hygiene and oral afflictions that can be the root of a bad breath
In this article, we will be focusing on the cause of bad breath, and find out what can be done to remedy this
WhatWhatWhatWhat CausesCausesCausesCauses thethethethe Odor?Odor?Odor?Odor?
It all stems from bacteria. Bacteria produce stinky sulfurous compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide. Food
particles and dead cells in the mouth collect bacteria and these bacteria thrive in environments created
within the mouth that lack oxygen, such as deep gum pockets and the back of the tongue.
Foul smelling breath undermines our confidence in social situations. It has often been suggested that there is
simply no cure for bad breath, which is of course and thankfully entirely wrong. The PuebloPuebloPuebloPueblo dentistdentistdentistdentist
assures us that the causes of bad breath are all treatable and that the condition itself is, in most cases,
So,So,So,So, WhatWhatWhatWhat CanCanCanCan BeBeBeBe Done?Done?Done?Done?
When dealing with any kind of oral health/hygiene issues it is always recommended that you visit your local
dentist, especially if it’s been more than a year since your last visit. The cause of your bad breath may be
linked to a persistent oral bacterial infection, such as gingivitis or even periodontal disease. Only a qualified
dentist can help eliminate such an infection, but it may not be too late for you to turn your health around!
Here are a few tips that you can try at home to combat that unwelcome friend known as halitosis.
Brushing, flossing and rinsing should always be an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine, but there
are far more useful tips that you should consider adding to your day-today routine, which can help leave your
breath confidently pleasant!
TopTopTopTop TipsTipsTipsTips forforforfor BustingBustingBustingBusting BadBadBadBad BreathBreathBreathBreath
*Tea:*Tea:*Tea:*Tea: Research suggests that compounds in both green and black tea can stop the growth of bacteria
responsible for bad breath! Just avoid the sugar.
*Diet:*Diet:*Diet:*Diet: Snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, celery and carrots can help remove food,
bacteria and plaque that cause bad breath from your teeth.
*Zinc:*Zinc:*Zinc:*Zinc: Try a mouthwash containing zinc ions. Zinc appears to neutralize malodorous sulfur compounds and
*Scrape:*Scrape:*Scrape:*Scrape: Using a tongue scraper helps remove dead cells, food particles and bacteria from the surface of the
tongue. Tongue scraping is recommended as a daily regimen along with brushing, flossing and rinsing!
*Herbs:*Herbs:*Herbs:*Herbs: chewing on fresh herbs such as rosemary, spearmint, parsley or tarragon for up to a minute can
help combat bad breath. This, however, is only a temporary measure and won’t get to the root of the cause.
*Fluids:*Fluids:*Fluids:*Fluids: Keeping your mouth hydrated by drinking lots of water. Cut out sugar and acid-rich beverages.
*Avoid*Avoid*Avoid*Avoid alcohol:alcohol:alcohol:alcohol: Alcohol causes dehydration, which leads to dry mouth. Bacteria thrive more freely in a dry
mouth, since saliva is your body’s natural defense against these microorganisms. Also be sure to check that
your mouthwash is alcohol-free.
AAAA FinalFinalFinalFinal NoteNoteNoteNote
As we have mentioned, there are many reasons and causes for bad breath and there are also many ways in
which you can try to remedy the situation at home. However, bear in mind that our bodies have incredible
ways of letting us know when there is something in our daily activities that need attention or change. It is
always a good idea to seek professional help from a dentist in Pueblo Colorado in these situations.