Did you know that many people in the world suffer from a condition called halitosis? Well yes! Halitosis, or simply “bad breath” as it is more commonly known, is one of the most common and uncomfortable conditions, but, in fact, it is not difficult to treat.
In most cases, it is enough to have a perfect oral hygiene, as this is crucial when talking about having or not having bad breath. While for others, the condition occurs due to bad habits they follow in their daily lives. For example, a person who smokes regularly will be directly predisposed to having bad breath intermediated by the smell of tobacco, a smell that is certainly unpleasant for most people. There are also foods that produce unpleasant breath, for example those with strong odors or taste, such as onions, garlic or vinegar, among others.
Another cause of bad breath is a low production of saliva, and this makes the mouth dry and so the unpleasant odor is generated. And, finally, a reason can be a diet low in carbohydrates. In what follows we will share with you some basic and easy to follow tips to treat the bad breath, but it is important to know that if you have bad habits, like the ones mentioned above, nothing will help you treat your bad breath, so you better start replacing the bad habits with good ones.
Clean your mouth properly
To begin with, you need to understand that generally halitosis will disappear in most cases when the oral hygiene is practiced correctly. That is to say: good brushing of teeth, cheeks, gums and tongue after you have used teeth floss. If possible, after brushing use mouthwash, this will help you feel fresh for a longer time and have a pleasant breath that lasts.
Avoid strong smelling foods
Avoid as much as you can the consumption of foods that cause an unpleasant smell in your mouth. The most well-known are onion and garlic, but some people experience bad breath after consuming other foods such as pickles, cabbage and coffee. So, if possible, better avoid them, in order to have a fresher breath and to treat halitosis.
Eat citrus fruits
Try to consume more foods that trigger the production of saliva. This will make your mouth moist and it will be much more difficult to encounter halitosis. For example, citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit, lemon and mandarin are very good in increasing the production of liquid. Also, try to avoid as much as you can the consumption of dry foods, such as crackers, toast or nuts, as they easily adhere to the palate, which will start producing a bad smell after a while. If you are going to consume them anyway, then try to brush the whole mouth properly, as soon as possible.
Drink a lot of water
Drinking water constantly will also help you maintain a fresh breath, because thanks to it the production of saliva will increase and will allow you to eliminate high amounts of bacteria or infections in your mouth, causes by different factors.
Finally, we hope that what we have shared in this article with you will be of great help and will allow you to completely eliminate the halitosis problem, if you suffer from it, or that you recommend this article to someone who needs it. Remember the importance of maintaining an adequate hygiene, not only of your mouth, but also of each and every parts of your body, this always reflects who you are.