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How to Control Bad Breath

How to Control Bad Breath

How to Control Bad Breath?

If you really want to know the cause of your bad breath, make an appointment with the dentist. With an assessment of your medical and dental history and a thorough oral examination, your dentist will be able to identify those responsible for bad breath.

Causes vary, and may include certain foods, drinking alcohol, smoking, oral hygiene, periodontal diseases, diabetes, dry mouth, sinus (jaw / paranasal), throat and lung infections, as well as pulmonary abscess, renal or hepatic failure, gastrointestinal problems and a severe diet.

Bad breath treatment

It is important to do a complete oral hygiene at home three times a day by brushing teeth with an antibacterial fluoride toothpaste, flossing to remove debris and plaque from teeth and prosthetics and brushing the tongue to eliminate bacteria that cause bad breath.

A published study shows that tooth and tongue brushing, combined with flossing, significantly reduced bleeding of the gingival tissue over a period of two weeks, and also reduced bad breath.1 Another clinical study conducted by dental researchers at the University of Buffalo confirmed that tooth and tongue brushing, two times a day with an antibacterial fluoride toothpaste combined with flossing can eliminate bad breath (2).

Cleansing the tongue is key to keeping fresh breath

Cleansing the tongue it's very important. You can purchase a Colgate 360 ​​toothbrush with tongue cleaner to maintain oral hygiene. After brushing your teeth with an antibacterial fluoride toothpaste, turn the brush and place the tongue cleaner, located on the back of the brush head, at the back of the tongue, pulling it forward. After shaving a portion of the tongue, rinse the mouth with water to remove the bacteria that cause bad breath. Next, repeat the operation on the adjacent portion of the tongue.

Bad Breath

Before choosing oral hygiene products that help eliminate bacterial plaque and bacteria causing bad breath, consult your dentist and review the techniques

Also, ask the dentist what oral hygiene products you could use to help fight bad breath (antibacterial toothpaste with fluoride, mouthwash, tongue scrapers, and interdental brushes).

The secret of a clean and healthy mouth is home-made oral hygiene regularly according to the dentist's instructions and recommendations.

References: 1. Biesbrock, A, et al. Assessment of Treatment Responses to Dental Flossing in Twins, J Perio 77 (8): 1386-1391, 2006. 2. University of Buffalo (Peter Moses, (Colgate), Abstract presented at 2008 AADR Meeting. Copyright 2013 Colgate-Palmolive Company


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