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Default Bad Breath or Halitosis Help

Some thoughts and advice for bad breath...http://www.healthyfellow.com/1785/ho...sis/#more-1785

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Itís estimated that approximately 30%-50% of the population is affected by chronic halitosis or oral malodor, the technical terms for ongoing bad breath. In most instances, the cause originates in the oral cavity.

Improving dental hygiene is sometimes enough to remedy the situation. In practice, this means brushing at least twice-daily and flossing prior to retiring at night.



However, if proper oral care is already in place, then odiferous foods and substances (alcoholic beverages, cruciferous vegetables, garlic and onions, tobacco, etc.) and/or other factors, including diabetes, gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD), medication side-effects and metabolic disorders may be involved.

When in doubt, itís best to identify the cause with the assistance of a health care professional as any underlying medical condition should be addressed and not masked.

If youíre in generally good health but your breath tells a different story, there are a number of natural remedies which can improve your immediate air space.

Apart from flossing and brushing your teeth, studies report that brushing or scraping your tongue can minimize the odor caused by bacterial interactions. Likewise, swishing your mouth with antiseptic (essential oil containing) mouthwashes, green tea and sesame oil, also known as ďoil pullingĒ, provide temporarily fresher breath.

Having said that, green tea can discolor teeth and oil pulling isnít very practical because it requires a daily commitment of 10-15 minutes of swishing prior to brushing.
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