Hey ladies, there is good cause for paying close attention to
your dental health or oral hygiene.
While you're busy taking care of your fitness health, womens
health issues, beauty health or your food health nutrition, spare a thought for your
purley whites. Your teeth and oral health care is after all
the gateway to your body.
Oral health care is not only a very important area of your
womens health & beauty, it is claimed that paying attention to your dental health can
lengthen your lifespan too.
According to some researchers the
bacteria that produce dental plaque enter our blood stream
and are associated with the inflammation that occurs with
blocked blood vessels, causing heart disease. Other
researchers have also established a link between oral bacteria and
stroke, diabetes, low birth-weight and the birth of pre-term
Bad breath can therefore be a sympthom or earlier indicator
that all might not be well inside our bodies.
Cause Of Bad Breath
Bad breath is a common health problem that affects many people.
Although we all experience bad breath resulting from certain
situations such as eating spicy foods, or bed-breath, there are
a wide variety of other reasons attributed to a bad breath
These include tooth cavities, ill-health, medical health conditions,
smoking, certain drugs or medications or just poor dental health or
hygiene; all of which can lead to unpleasant and offensive odour
to those who come in close contact with people who experience bad
Among the most common causes of bad breath is poor dental health
care. Inappropriate oral hygiene such as irregular or inadequate
brushing encourages bacteria to multiply million-fold. When
food debris is degraded offensive gases are produced, causing
Poor dental health care can lead to oral cavities. The multitude
of bacterias within cavities interacts with protein from foods
making them putrid thereby causing bad breath odour. The main
food culprits are proteins such as meat and dairy products, including
fish, eggs, cakes and milk products. Paying attention to your
oral hygiene care after consuming these particular foods will
help prevent bad breath.
Certain health conditions such as diabetes can also
cause bad breath. Without scrupluous oral hygiene, smokers will mostly always experience bad breath
in addition to tarter and staining. Dental plaque and tartar
build-up is a significant cause of bad breath. This is because
plaque and tartar is commonly found in gaps between teeth
and gum hence, this will attract food debris and bacteria that
cause bad breath.
Cure For Bad Breath
Dental health can be maintained with general oral hygiene to
reduce baterial action and minimise the effects of bad breath.
Good dental health care calls for the following actions:
A key to avoiding bad breath resulting from food debris is
to clean your teeth following each meal and after snacking.
Eat a piece of crunchy fruit such as an apple to slough off
food particles trapped in between your teeth.
Make mouth rinsing with some warm water after meals or
snacks an essential part of your oral hygiene and will keep
bacteria to a minimum. Alternatively,
chewing a piece of sugar free gum after meals can be an
effective means of cleaning your teeth.
It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice daily.
Use a smooth but firm toothbrush (not too hard)
Be careful not to over brush since this can cause damage
to your gums and strip away teeth enamel.
Cleaning your tongue daily will also help to reduce
the furry-type coating that harbours bacteria and causes bad
breath. There are tongue cleaners on the market
so why not take advantage of one of these useful gadgets
Dental flossing is a must for oral
hygiene health. Floss and tooth picks are widely available
and are excellent for cleaning in between teeth. As well
as disloging stubborn food particles such as meat, used in
a gentle manner, they will also eliminate any plaque
build-up in those hard to reach places
Make breath feshners a regular feature in your
dental health care plan. In addition to those you can
buy over the counter, you can chew spice seeds such as
cloves, cardomom, cinamon, ginger, fresh parsley and
many more for a more natural breath freshner
Gargling is an excellent dental health care solution.
There are a variety of oral health mouth washes to choose
from. A cheaper, yet effective homemade mouthwash is to
dissolve a little salt in some warm water
drinking water is not only good for your
beauty health but is excellent for
maintaining oral health care too. This is because mouth
dryness can be the breeding ground for bacterial activity.
Your body need water for the production of saliva, so drink
Are you having regular dental health check-ups? Your
dentist will quickly spot any anomalies that could lead onto
future dental health issues, so it's essential you consult
him/her regularly. Dentists can spot plaque build-up and
tartar you are unable to see and carry out a dental clean.
They will be your best source of advice on dental health
Even after following a personal dental health care plan, some
women may still experience bad breath. In many instances,
this may be attributed to ill-health or to some other health
conditions. For instance, bad breath is common in diseases
such as diabetes, gastric disorders, fevers, liver diseases,
infections etc., Dealing with the main cause will often be the
cure for bad breath odour.
If you're concerned about your breath inspite of your dental
health efforts, be sure to have this checked out by your medical
practitioner so that any underlying health conditions can be
diagnosed and treated appropriately.
The information on this site is purely of educational value
and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
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