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Dental Health and Bad Breath

  • Posted on- Oct 13, 2018
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Dental Health and Bad Breath

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Main reasons

1. Plaque buildup around teeth and gums

2. Coating over the tongue

3. Dry mouth /lack of hydration

4. Allergies/sinusitis

5. Acid reflex and improper diet

Tips to stay away from bad breath

1. Brush your teeth twice daily

2. Use dental floss to clean between your teeth

3. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months

4. Use a tongue cleaner

5. Follow a healthy balanced diet

6. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption

7. Drink lots of water

8. Chew sugar free gum after eating food to stimulate flow of saliva

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