Bad Breath

Posted on January 07, 2015

97% of bad breath is caused by foul smelling gasses, which are emitted from anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that thrive in oxygen deprived environments) as a by-product from the act of digesting proteins. Bad breath can turn off somebody instantly during first meet-ing. Are you aware that sometimes you fail to clinch a business or your potential cus-tomers shy away or a person you like avoiding you, because they can’t stand your bad breath? Have you ever closed your mouth with hand because you are ashamed that others will notice your bad breath? Then you will find the solution here.

What is Bad Breath

Bad breath medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. The main culprit is the dis-charge of bacteria.

bad-breathDifferent bacteria produce different smells such as-Hydrogen Sulphide makes your breath smell like rotten eggs. Methyl Mercaptan makes your breath smell like faeces (poo breath). Dimethyl Sulphide makes your breath smell like gasoline. Cadaverine makes your breath smell like corpses (death breath). Putrescine makes your breath smell like decaying flesh. And Isovaleric acid makes your breath smell like off-milk and rotten cheese. So you see with smells like these coming from your nose and mouth there’s no time to lose you must deal with it now. Just imagine a person at work or your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife or husband smelled like the above! What will you do? Fortunately Oral Botanica is here to help you!

Causes of bad breath

There are many causes for bad breath; some common causes are listed below:

  • Food
    Food is a primary source of bad odours that come from the mouth. Some foods, such as onions, garlic and spicy foods, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee can leave a lingering smell. Most of the time this is short term. Without proper flossing and brushing foods may get stuck in the teeth, promoting the growth of bacteria, which causes bad breath odour. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause “ketone breath.” These diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy is ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odour on the breath when exhaled.
  • Tobacco products
    Smoking and chewing tobacco can leave chemicals that remain in the mouth.
  • Poor dental hygiene
    When a person does not brush or floss regularly, food particles remaining in the mouth can rot and cause bad odours. Poor dental care can lead to a buildup of plaque in the mouth, which causes an odour of its own. Plaque buildup can also lead to periodontal (gum) disease. The mild form of gum disease is called gingivitis; if gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis.
  • Health problems
    Sore throat(pharyngitis), pneumonia and other throat infections, thrush, bron-chitis, postnasal drip, diabetes, acid reflux, lactose intolerance, sinus infections, liver or kidney disease may cause bad breath
    too.
  • Hormonal change
  • Dry mouth
    Also called xerostomia, dry mouth can also cause bad breath. Saliva helps moisten and cleanse the mouth, and when the body does not product enough saliva, bad breath may result. Dry mouth may be caused by salivary gland problems, connective tissue disorders, medications, or breathing through the mouth.
  • Dentures or braces
    Food particles not properly cleaned from appliances can rot or cause bacteria and odor. Loose-fitting denture may cause sores or infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath.
  • Medications
    Many medications, including antihistamines and diuretics, can cause dry mouth, which can cause bad breath. Other medications that may lead to bad breath including insulin shots, triamterene (Dyrenium), and paraldehyde.
  • Mouth infections
    Cavities gum disease, or impacted teeth may cause bad breath
  • “Morning breath”
    Bad breath in the morning is very common. Saliva production nearly stops during sleep, which allow bacteria to grow, causing bad breath.
  • Other causes of bad breath:
    Objects stuck in the nose (usually in children), alcoholism and large doses of vitamin supplements may also cause bad breath.
  • Use of oral hygiene products with detergents or alcohols can make bad breath problem even worse.

Signs and symptoms

Others may notice someone has bad breath before they do, so they may tell him or her about their bad breath or give them a larger than normal personal space. The most obvious sign or symptom is noticing an unpleasant odor coming from the mouth.

Other symptoms of bad breath include

  • unpleasant or sour taste or changes in taste
  • dry mouth
  • coating on the tongue.

7 Tips to stop bad breath

The practice of a few, simple, self-care techniques can help to minimize bad breath. There are several things you can at home to treat bad breath.

Advance oral care products – Use oral care products without nasty chemicals such as detergents (sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureate Sulfate), alcohols, parabens, glycerin. Change your oral care to Oral Botanica product range which is made out of therapeutic essential oils as mouthwash and liquid toothpaste have been shown to be effective in fighting bad breath.

Proper oral care – Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. This helps to remove any food and plaque which can be used as a fuel source by the anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria that cause bad breath.

Lemon Juice rinse – Curing bad breath with a lemon rinse has been used for generations. The high acidic content in lemons prevents growth ofbacteria on your tongue and gums. Just stir one tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of water and rinse your mouth with it thoroughly. You can also add a bit of salt to it and rinse your mouth before going to bed. This remedy will help to solve the problem of dry mouth which is one of the main reasons behind bad breath.

Increase your salivary production – Drink 1.5 to 2 l water every day and use Oral Botanica to kill the bacteria which caused acid production in the mouth.

Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables– One of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth is to eat an apple a day. It helps moisten the mouth, too.

Take a dietary supplement– Take Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B. These vitamins are effective at helping your body eliminate excess mucus and toxins naturally.

Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties that act like a powerful disinfectant for your mouth. Brush your teeth using toothpaste containing tea tree will help you to get rid of bad breath. Oral Botanica is the safest and most effective toothpaste and mouthwash to remedy bad breath. We develop the products with the principle to use only 100% organic natural rich and powerful ingredients, we believe that nature has the answer. The nasty chemicals will only cause more problems in our oral health.

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