Bad breath is one of the most common but most of the time, undetected problems in the society. Bad breath, as the words clearly show, is the unlikable smell, which is most likely smelled by other people instead of the person having the bad breath himself. It is important that we know how to determine if we have this disorder and know how to prevent or treat it before it can greatly affect our social life. This disorder is also known in a lot of names such as halitosis, breath odor, mouth odor, oral malodor, foul breath, fetor oris, and fetor ex ore.
Bad breath has several causes, which may come from the mouth, tongue, gum diseases, nose, tonsils, stomach and systematic diseases. This may also be caused by the food we intake, dental problems, dry mouth, sinus infections, smoking, and severe dieting.
Usually bad breath in mouth, nose and throat conditions are associated with sinus infections. Bad breath in throat is caused by anaerobic bacteria that reproduce fast. These bacteria, which live deep within the surface of the tongue, can also live in the other parts of the mouth, as well as in the esophagus. The complicated fact about bad breath in throat is that it is not easy to deal with unlike with the other causes of bad breath. This area is not within reach of the usual areas that we brush or floss.
There are different ways to deal and prevent bad breath in throat:
But first and foremost How to Find a Dentist. Well america has some of the best doctors in the the world that help dealing in oral issues. Even the breathing problems are looked after by the dental hospitals. Finding a good one can be a tough job. Have a proper oral hygiene. Brush teeth at least twice a day or every after taking a meal. This will at least prevent the formation of bacteria or minimize their reproduction by removing food debris, which serve as the food of the bacteria.
Try to develop a routine of flossing daily and scraping your tongue by using a tongue scraper. This will aid in cleaning your teeth and tongue thus preventing the formation of bacteria, in addition, this also helps in improving the health of your gums and teeth.
Avoid using oxygenating toothpaste, which contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, because this dries the mouth. Saliva also helps in eradicating or minimizing the formation of bacteria since this is every person’s natural mouthwash.
Drinking lots of water will help as well in washing your mouth and preventing it from drying.
Bad breath from the throat can also be caused by smoking, so avoiding or quitting this habit could help a lot as well in preventing or treating bad breath.
To treat bad breath in throat, swallowing 1-2 capfuls of the solution of AktiveOXigen and allowing it to remain in contact with the back of your throat for as long as possible will help eliminate the anaearobic bacteria present in the throat. This can be swallowed either in the morning or the evening, or in any time of the day you prefer.
For other causes of bad breath, it is preferable that a visit to the dentist be done regularly. Having a fresh breath is a necessity, especially if we are socializing. This is not only for our own benefit but also for the people we socialize with.
Samira Gutoc is the founder and managing editor of Atlas and Co. She is also a content writer, blogger, poet, photographer and an editorial associate.