Cure Bad Breath

Written by Christa Gatewood
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The first step to finding a cure for a bad breath problem is to visit a dentist. A dentist should be able to determine if the bad breath is related to a dental problem such as tooth decay or gum disease. If this is the case, the dentist should be able to help treat the problem.

If your bad breath is not the result of a dental condition, most likely it is caused by bacteria in the mouth. The human mouth is a haven of bacteria. When the bacteria putrefy, a nasty odor is produced. Often brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash is not enough to kill all of the bacteria in the mouth. Sometimes stronger measures have to be taken to get rid of odor causing bacteria.

Curing Bad Breath Means Killing Bacteria

Much of the odor causing bacteria is often located in the many grooves of the tongue. One way to get rid of the bacteria is to use a tongue scraper. A tongue scraper does a better job of removing plaque from the tongue than brushing does. Removing this plaque and the bacteria that live in it lowers the overall amount of bacteria in the mouth. The less bacteria in the mouth, the healthier gum tissues will me. Healthy gum tissue can also positively affect bad breath.

Some advocate using a sonic toothbrush as a way to kill bacteria. The sonic technology can destroy bacteria hidden in the gums. While this may work for some people, not everything will work for everyone. It is important to find what works for you and to keep it up. It may be that the best cure for your bad breath is a combination of a number of different treatments and good oral hygiene.


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