Bad Breath

Natural and herbal remedies for the prevention and treatment of bad breath.

    Bad Breath

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    1. What is Bad Breath?
    2. What Causes Bad Breath?
    3. Help and treatment for people with Bad Breath
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    What is Bad Breath?

    Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis is a very common and troublesome condition that affects approximately 25% of the population at some point.

    For many people, bad breath is a temporary and brief concern that may only arise at certain times of the day (such as on waking), or after eating certain foods such as garlic or onions.

    For others, bad breath is a more severe and persistent condition that can have long reaching affects such as social isolation, relationship and work problems.

    What causes Bad Breath?

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    Some causes of bad breath include:

    • Poor oral hygiene or health, including tooth decay and/or gum disease.
    • A dry mouth (most often caused by stress, fasting, smoking, and alcohol consumption.)
    • An over growth of certain bacteria in the mouth and digestive system
    • Candidiasis
    • Sinus infections
    • Side effect of certain medications (especially those that cause dry mouth as a side effect)
    • Smoking
    • Certain foods can cause bad breath such as garlic, onions, anchovies, and high protein diets
    • Poor digestion
    • Constipation
    • Poor liver health

    Help and treatment for people with Bad Breath

    When sucking on peppermint sweets is no longer solving your bad breath problem, it is comforting to know that nature has a solution.

    There are a number of natural herbal and homeopathic ingredients such as Kali. Phos, Silica and Sweet Fennel which have been shown to dramatically reduce the symptom of bad breath, while helping to combat some of the underlying causes; thus leaving breath naturally sweet and inoffensive.

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    Tips for halitosis
    • Always brush teeth, clean your tongue and floss after meals and before bed! Good oral hygiene is of utmost importance when trying to get rid of bad breath!
    • Make frequent visits to your dentist and oral hygienist and make sure to fix any tooth or gum concerns before they get out of hand. Most cases of bad breath are related to tooth decay and gum disease!
    • Gargle daily with a good peppermint and fennel flavored mouth wash.
    • Avoid smoking as this is also a common cause of bad breath. If you do smoke then it might be a good time to quit smoking naturally.
    • Eat at regular intervals as this increases saliva production and reduces bad breath. Chewing raw celery sticks helps to keep breath fresh, so keep this handy snack nearby.
    • Address any underlying bacterial or fungal problems such as Candida.
    • Drink plenty of water through out the day and cut down of coffee. Having a dry mouth can cause bad breath so sip on water through out the day and make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

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