Halitosis - Dragon Breath Blues

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Having dragon (bad) breath is a universal fear and embarrassment. We all have had it at one time or another. It causes conversation really painful and embarrassing. Imagine those noxious fumes coming out of the mouth when you make conversation. Chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur for lot of reasons. You brush, floss and have tried every breath mint and mouthwash available in the market. But still, you can’t get rid of your bad breath. Could bad breath be a sign of something more serious? According to the American Dental Association, bad breath might be tied in with serious medical problems. But just because the peppermints aren’t doing the trick doesn’t mean you should panic. Find out more why it happens and how to overcome it….

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Halitosis - Dragon Breath Blues

  1. 2. An estimated 35 per cent of the world's populations suffer from halitosis, more commonly known as chronic bad breath or simply known as Dragon Breath . Bad breath occurs due to lots of reason in the mouth and does not come from the stomach. Bad Breath or also known as Dragon Breath is an embarrassing problem and many of us would have suffered from it at some point in our lives and affects millions of people everyday. Just because bad breath is a common problem, it doesn't mean you have to live with it.
  2. 3. Follow these tips to assist you prevent bad breath as well as keep your mouth healthy on a daily basis: <ul><li>Visit Your Dentist at least twice a year </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your dentist regularly for a professional cleaning and checkup. This is the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Brush your teeth at least Twice a Day </li></ul><ul><li>Experts recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day and ideally after meals or snacks using fluoride-containing toothpaste. Brushing is imperative to remove remaining food particles in the mouth and around teeth. Those particles can collect bacteria and cause bad breath. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>To keep your breath fresh between brushing try: </li></ul><ul><li>Rinsing your mouth with water after eating if </li></ul><ul><li>unable to brush </li></ul><ul><li>Chewing sugarless gum to stimulate saliva </li></ul><ul><li>flow, which naturally cleanses teeth </li></ul>Take celery, carrots or apples, which might assist to loosen food debris while chewing
  5. 6. <ul><li>Floss your teeth daily </li></ul><ul><li>All the tight spaces between your teeth or the areas under your gum line can't reach by the toothbrush. Flossing removes plaque build up and will remove food debris from in between the teeth to improve oral health. </li></ul>If you have signs of gum disease, such as red or swollen gums, see your dentist or a periodontist (gum specialist) right away.
  6. 7. <ul><li>Use a mouthwash Some contain antibacterial agents that could kill bacteria causing unpleasant breath smell. Please note that if a dental problem is the cause of chronic bad breath, a mouth wash will only temporarily hide unpleasant mouth odor and not cure it. </li></ul><ul><li>Brush your tongue Brush or scrape your tongue daily to help remove bacteria. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Avoiding Tobacco Smoking might cause chronic bad breath because the tar and nicotine build up on surfaces in the mouth can leave an unpleasant smell. Also, smoking blocks saliva flow, tends to dry out your mouth and leading to the growth of bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid foods and beverages that cause odors on your breath Eating or drinking certain foods and beverages such as: Garlic, Onions, Coffee, Alcoholic beverages might cause chronic bad breath. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Avoid Dry Mouth ( Xerostomia ) Saliva is necessary to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. If you suffer from dry mouth, talk to your dentist about recommending an over the counter saliva substitute or suggest sugarless gum or candy which stimulates saliva and be sure to increase fluid intake by drinking plenty of water. </li></ul>

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