Do people lean away when you speak? Have you lost business because customers can’t bear your bad breath? Have you ever put your hand over your mouth to block a bad breath blast? Never fear. Help is at hand (or should that be “in mouth” so that you can find a bad breath cure.
97% of bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that thrive in an oxygen-deprived environment). These charming bacterial fellows emit a foul smelling gas, as they happily digest proteins in the mouth.
Interestingly, different mouth bacteria produce different types of bad breath.
Warning: gross-out moment ahead:
|Chemicals created by bacteria||Type of bad breath|
|Hydrogen Sulphide||Rotten-egg breath|
|Methyl Mercaptan||“Poo” breath|
|Dimethyl Sulphide||Gasoline breath|
|Cadaverine||Breath like a corpse|
|Putrescine||Breath like decaying flesh|
|Isovaleric acid||Breath like off-milk and rotten cheese|
If you are accompanied by smells like these every time you exhale, what can you do? During the pandemic, a mask can “mask” some of these evil odours but a real solution must get to the root of the problem.
Just as many different bacteria can take up residence in your mouth and literally create a stink, there are also many causes of bad breath.
Sometimes others get a blast of our bad breath before we are even aware of it. Some warning signs that we could have bad breath are:
A few simple self-care techniques can banish bad breath:
Use oral care products without nasty chemicals such as detergents (sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureate Sulfate), alcohols, parabens or glycerin. Using oral hygiene products with detergents or alcohol can make bad breath problems even worse. Change your oral care to the Oral Botanica product range made from therapeutic essential oils. The Oral Botanica Classic mouthwash and liquid toothpaste are proven to be effective in fighting bad breath.
Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. This removes any food and plaque that can be used as a fuel source by the bacterial bad boys.
A lemon rinse has been used for generations to cure bad breath and dry mouth. Lemon’s high acidic content prevents bacteria from growing on your tongue and gums. Just before bedtime, stir a tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt into a cup of water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
Drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water every day and use Oral Botanica to kill the bacteria which causes acid production in the mouth.
One of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth is to eat an apple a day. This helps moisten the mouth, too.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin B help your body naturally eliminate excess mucus and toxins.
Oral Botanica is the safest and most effective toothpaste and mouthwash to remedy bad breath. We believe that nature has the answer and all our products are made from naturally powerful, 100 per cent organic ingredients.
Don’t worry, we will help you win every battle with the big bad boys of mouth bacteria and bad breath, leaving your mouth fresh and healthy naturally.