September 2nd, 2013
Bad breath can be terrible issue at times and if you live in a dynamic place like London, it can affect the way that you progress in life. One of the first things to do once you have discovered that you are suffering from this condition though is to make a date with your dentist and hygienist. These people can give you a thorough check-up and look for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay- things that cause bad breath, but if you get the all-clear on this front, you should maybe talk about your lifestyle, your diet and the way you look after yourself: all of these issues can add to bad odours in your mouth. Once you have all of these under control and start to improve your oral hygiene, there should be a noticeable difference in a few weeks. Always keep your mouth hydrated, avoid caffeine in any form while you are getting your breath under control and make sure that you turn your products around: go herbal, as this soothes the mouth, teeth and gums and chew lots of gum in order to keep the fluid levels in your mouth up. It can be a bit of a fight, but it will only benefit your health and stature in society in the long run. Just do it for your own good!
August 23rd, 2013
You don’t really want to be going out to the pub, club or even work in London if you are suffering from bad breath because you are going to win people over with this condition and as soon as this has been pointed out to you that you have a problem, you’ll need all the help you can get. A hygienist and dentist will be the first place to go for advice; your teeth and gums can be checked for disease and decay and if need be, be fixed up. But this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad breath. Your whole lifestyle can be the reason behind the horrible odours in your mouth; smoking, drinking, a terrible lack of oral hygiene and an awful diet- you will need to address all of these issues in your life. More dangerous though is that if you tackled all of these avenues and your bad breath still continues to be a problem, it could mean that you are having gastric problems, and for this you will need to see a doctor as fast as you can.
December 26th, 2012
If there is anything that will make you unpopular at work, and socially, it is bad breath and getting to the root of what causes it can be very difficult, but you can follow a set of rules about how to tackle it. First stop is your dentist to check for gum disease and tooth decay and then go about tackling it. Now, look at your lifestyle; are you a heavy drinker do you smoke and how good is your oral hygiene? These are some of the protagonists that cause bad breath and need to be addressed. Your diet is also important in order to keep your immune systems strong and the saliva levels in your mouth high. Once you have addressed all of these, you should add little touches to the way you clean your teeth at night: herbal medicines can help to restore balance to the mouth and leave your breath re-vitalised. Drinking lots of water and using sugar free gum can also help to build up the saliva levels in your mouth- the mouths natural defence to bacteria. The thing about bad breath is that it is an indicator that something is wrong somewhere. If you have thrown the kitchen sink at the problem and yet it still persists, it could be a lot more serious than was first expected and you should seek out a doctor for a complete check-up and analysis, for the causes could be gastric an emanating from inside your stomach and that is not good at all.
May 9th, 2012
There is never a good time to have bad breath, but in a ‘get-ahead, dog-eat-dog’ place like London, you need to be at your best at all times and bad breath is going to hold you back. But forgetting about the rat-race, bad breath is also an indication that you, your mouth and your body are starting to have problems and that things are going wrong.
The body is complex and it depends on everything working in unison and it needs fuel too, so it is imperative to keep up a good diet in order to maintain your immune system; everything needs to be in working order, including your mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many things, a poor immune system to start with. On most levels, it comes down to poor oral hygiene and can indicate gum disease and tooth decay- this needs to change in order to fight the problem- habits, as well as diet, need to be addressed in order to give your mouth a chance; you should liaison closely with your dentist and work out a plan between you.
Having a dry mouth can lead to bad breath; lack of saliva leaves the mouth defenceless in the face of bacteria and disease so it is imperative that the mouth is kept hydrated at all times by whatever methods are needed. If after all these issues have been addressed yet the problem remains, this implies more serious issues going on in your body. You will need to seek advice from your doctor and run a few tests in order to get to the root of the problem. Bad breath is a real problem with real issues.
February 17th, 2012
Many people don’t realise how important it is to clean their tongues. Tongue-cleaning should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine, alongside flossing and brushing your teeth.
The tongue’s warm, rough surface is the perfect environment for bacteria to form and grow. Getting rid of the bacteria lowers your rate of tooth decay and reduces your chance of having bad breath. Most bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene and is actually quite easy to fix.
Cleaning your tongue on a regular basis should help to reduce bad breath. You can either do this with your toothbrush or buy special tools. Some modern toothbrushes even include a rougher surface underneath the brush head for the purpose of tongue-cleaning.
If you want, you can buy a tongue-cleaner or a tongue-scraper, which will be available from most good pharmacists. These are roughly-textured tools to run over the surface of your tongue, removing dead cells, bacteria and food debris. Pressure needn’t be applied, and it should be a quick and easy addition to your oral hygiene routine. Don’t forget to wash your mouth out after you finish, to remove any remains of the substances from your mouth.
It’s important that you clean your tongue regularly to maintain its beneficial side effects and keep your breath smelling fresh – start today, and you’ll see the benefits in no time. Consult your London dentist if you have any queries about how to most effectively clean your tongue.