Bad breath could be pretty nasty in affecting the personality of the person for the bad. This is a condition that can be manifested by older and young individuals alike. Generally, the cause of it is linked to eating habits of the person and to some extent it is true also. However, the real reasons are far more complex and generally linked to the malfunctioning of the natural functions in the human body. Saliva is an essential fluid that is secreted from the mouth cavity and contributes towards the significant functions.
Saliva – serves important functions!
Saliva is concerned with the digestion of the sugars in the mouth itself through the enzyme amylase that it contains. Besides, saliva is also concerned with helping in food chewing and delivering it a bolus form so that it can be swallowed easily. However, there is a more significant function which is directly and fundamentally responsible for bad breath. If the mouth cavity is failing to secrete enough of saliva then the mouth cavity can’t get flushed in an efficient manner. The bacteria that are inevitably present there generate the by products that are accumulated thus causing bad breath. Fundamentally speaking, only the optimum secretion of saliva could alleviate the smelly breath problem in any individual. However, this is a difficult condition to be resurrected abruptly, in which case person suffers from chronic bad breath.
Bad breath remedies have been listed as per the fundamental reasons stated above. Some specific interventions that are counselled include the following:
Drink lots of water
Enough of water and healthy fluids would rejuvenate the overall body and also stimulate the salivary glands to secrete more of the saliva. However, this is a slow and gradual process and one cannot expect the results overnight. Once the saliva secretion is increased and brought to the optimum (normal) level, the natural involuntary flushing mechanism would get correct and strong. Bad breath would be automatically removed when dry mouth condition is negated. This is the fundamental remedy and may sound strange to many due to lack of information!
Correct your metabolism
This is the corollary of the above counsel. Person should develop healthy routine and include lighter exercises and good fooding among other things. A corrected metabolism would improve the saliva under secretion.
Maintain good and healthy oral care habits
This is very important so as to curb the bacterial activity to minimum. Till the saliva secretion is enhanced, there should be maximum effort to restrict the germ growth in the mouth cavity. This requires the adoption of best oral care habits as a routine. Brush twice daily! Do the floss and tongue cleaning daily.
Chew fennel, clove and mint
These spices and condiments have a tendency to curb the bacterial growth in an effective and long lasting manner. Try one of your choices.
Use mouthwash daily twice
Use of mouthwash 2 – 3 times a day could keep the germ development and multiplication under control.
Manage the foods you eat
Reduce the sticky foods and sugary beverages including the carbonated ones! These catalyse the bacterial activity by providing them the required food. Avoid garlic and onions.
Visit the doctor regularly
Pay visit to your dentist regularly to get your condition checked and avail treatments and specific counsels to cure bad breath.