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Getting Rid Of Halitosis or Bad Breath

Aug 17, 2007
If you want to know more about bad breath and halitosis and whether or not you may have it, it may be best to visit your dentist to find out more about halitosis treatment. But, in the meantime, there are a few things you can do to see if you have the condition, as well as treatments that will help to get rid of the symptoms.

One of the main reasons that people get halitosis is a bacteria infection that can occur in various parts of the body or in the mouth. Bacteria in the mouth can produce gaseous substances that cause bad breath, and if you have food allergies, you may experience this if you eat a food that you are allergic to. Mouth sores or periodontal disease, which is a disease of the gums can also cause halitosis, so you will need to get an exam from your dentist to see if you have periodontal disease if you have tried a variety of toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Dry mouth is another cause of halitosis, and this can be caused by not drinking enough fluids throughout the day. You should make sure that you are drinking enough water each day, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables each day will help you to avoid bad breath as well. Raw foods contain enzymes and antioxidants that are designed to rid the body of toxins, so a generous serving of them will most likely help you to have fresh breath throughout the day. If you are taking medications for allergies or blood pressure, you may experience dry mouth on a daily basis, which can cause bad breath and halitosis. So, you may have to increase your fluid intake to produce more saliva in the mouth, which will eliminate bacteria buildup.

In order to treat halitosis, you may want to brush your teeth with baking soda as well as toothpaste to thoroughly clean the mouth and rid it of bacteria. Flossing will also help you to rid your mouth of toxins and bacteria that can cause bad breath, and will also help you to remove food particles from your teeth that you may not be able to reach with brushing alone. You should also rinse your mouth with a strong cleansing agent, such as Advanced Listerine with germ killing powers that should work all day, and Scope, with various flavors like Cinnamon will not only give you a clean fresh feeling, but your breath will be pleasantly scented, which is ideal if you have to interact with people several times a day.
About the Author
Jeff Clare writes regularly for Bad Breath Causes And Treatments where you can read many more articles on halitosis . Also go to Halitosis Causes And Treatments for a range of informative articles on halitosis causes and much more
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