Winning the War against Foul Breath

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Posted by : Pooja Agrawal on | May 14,2019

“To expect to be kissed having foul breath is the secret of a fool.” - Dejan Stojanovic.

Isn’t it absolutely correct? No matter how breathtakingly handsome you are, if you suffer from foul breath, the only breath you are going to take away is the last one. Don’t hold your breath for a second date.

Halitosis or chronic foul breath isn’t uncommon; almost 20 to 30 percent of the world's population suffer from it; and the rest 70 to 80 suffer due to it. So, if you are one of those 20 something percent, it’s high time you do something about it.

Foul breath can be caused due to many reasons – unhealthy diet, sleeping pattern, illness, addiction to vices like smoking and drinking including your daily cup(s) coffee. No matter the causes, with the right measures, foul breath can be kept in check. Here are 3 ways to make sure you are foul breath free:

Replace mint candy with sugar-free chewing gum:

Sure mint or menthol candies are the quickest way to get minty fresh breath, but one simply tends to forget that they are made from sugar. Once the freshness of mint dissipates, the sour aftertaste of sugar settles in opening a gateway for bacteria to, in turn, ruin your teeth. Solution: Sugar-free chewing gums. What it does best is – not only act as a mouth freshener, but also maintain the PH level by increasing saliva plus all the chewing also strengthens your jaw muscles. Win win!

Brush-Floss-Repeat:

Foul breath is directly associated with foul dental habits. While you tend to give priority to brushing teeth, you completely forget flossing. Admittedly using string flossers is a difficult task, but now there are some good water flossers available in market like Oracura Smart Water flosser. They are portable and without the pain that is caused by string flosser. What’s more, you can use mouthwash directly with the water flosser. Bye bye foul breath.

Stay Hydrated:

Drinking at least 3 litres of water is recommended for good health. This includes good dental health. The more water you intake, the less chance of bacteria to settle in your mouth.  No bacteria equals no foul breath.

 

Besides these you can also take other measures like getting enough sleep, healthy diet with ample raw veggies and fruits with a lot of fibre. Our body is an intricate and interdependent web of mechanisms, all working in sync to make us function. One small step towards taking care of your body goes a long way towards a happy healthy lifestyle.

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