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How to Determine Root Cause of Your Bad Breath

Aug 29, 2007
In order to find a cure for your bad breath you will need to start by examining the root cause of your issue before you can treat or eliminate it effectively. Bad breath is a common condition that affects one in four people and it is good to know that there are several cures that can get you back to a fresh more pleasant breath.

There are many causes of bad breath including oral bacteria, foods, smoking, sinus, dentures, and dry mouth. Each of these different types of bad breath are related to either a chronic or short-term condition. With a little bit of guidance you too can find a cure for each of these short or longer term conditions.

Oral Bacteria Related

Oral bacteria is the number one cause of chronic bad breath and can be eliminated through regular brushing and flossing of your teeth and regular brushing or scraping of your tongue. Oral bacteria lives in your mouth and seems to favor the tongue as one of its favorite hiding spots.

In order to resolve this condition you must dislodge food particles and plaque from your mouth so that bacteria cannot thrive there any longer. When you adopt a regular brushing and flossing routine you can eliminate oral bacteria and bad breath from your life. For really stubborn conditions you may want to look into water picks which will help you get into difficult to reach areas.

Food Related

Foods such as onions and garlic can cause short-term bad breath and it is recommended that you eat a sprig of parsley, cloves, fennel seeds or peppermint to mask the odor. You will find that food odors cannot be eliminated because they originate in your intestinal tract and you must wait a day for the odor to be purged from your body naturally. One way to help the progression ofyour intestinal cleansing is to drink lots of water.

Smoking Related

Smoking causes chronic bad breath from the smell of the tobacco and because it leaves your gums and teeth prone to gum disease which further complicates the condition. In order to prevent the risk of mouth and gum disease and bad breath caused by smoking it is recommended that you quit smoking. Aside from fresher breath you will realize a number of additional benefits from this action. I quit twenty three years ago and don't miss it a bit.

Sinus Related Conditions

The most common link between sinus conditions and bad breath is known as post nasal drip and excess mucus. The secret to clearing post nasal drip up in a healthy way is to thin the nasal secretions to allow them to drain more readily while attempting to identify the cause of these excess secretions.

Dentures and Bad Breath

Dentures can cause chronic bad breath when they are not cleaned regularly and thoroughly. Often times food particles will be caught in the appliances and unless the dentures are washed regularly the food particles will help oral bacteria thrive in your mouth leading to less than desireable breath and other potential healh conditions.

Dry Mouth Caused Bad Breath

Dry mouth is a condition that can cause short-term or chronic bad breath because moisture helps to clean the tissues of the mouth. If the mouth is too dry bacteria cannot be flushed out of your mouth. You can drink the recommended daily amount of water and juices to replenish the moisture in your mouth tissues and this will help to flush out oral bacteria. Brushing and flossing must be regularly maintained when a dry mouth condition is present to control and minimize the potential of further bad breath.

If you want to find a cure for bad breath you must match the remedy to the cause of your condition. Once you have found the cure that works for you I am sure you will once again be able to feel good about yourself and your relationships with other people.

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