July 12th, 2017
It is well-documented that high blood pressure, inactivity and smoking are linked to an elevated risk of heart disease, but did you know that bad breath and gum disease could also be risk factors for strokes and heart attacks?
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, claims that the scientific link between poor oral health and cardiac problems is well-founded, but insists that many people are unaware of the risks associated with oral disease. Only 1 in 6 people are aware of the connection between gum disease and type 2 diabetes and two-thirds of people don’t know that oral health problems can put you at risk of heart disease.
GP, Dr Paul Stillman, explained that inflammation of the gums could lead to the possibility of bacteria from the mouth accessing the bloodstream and travelling to other parts of the body. He added that it’s “no accident” that bacteria known as Streptococcus sanguinis, which cause gum disease, are also a contributing factor to coronary heart disease.
The advice from dentists and doctors is to keep an eye out for changes in the mouth and to ensure that your schedule regular checks. When you go to the dentist, they may be able to spot early signs and administer treatment, which will prevent the condition from progressing. Symptoms of gum disease include swollen, sore and red gums and bleeding when you brush.
Health experts are also eager for the public to be aware of other risk factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle, a poor diet, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
October 4th, 2013
London- what a superb city, but if you want to get on board with what it demands of you and keep in the game socially with your friends and at work, you will need to look after yourself as best you can. Clothes, hairstyle, make-up- all play a part in this but then also does the state of your mouth; your smile is an important part of this chemistry, and so too is your breath: go out with a pungent smell in your mouth and you will be wasting your time, diminishing your persona and reducing your chances of getting ahead in life. Bad breath can be caused by many things: poor diet, poor oral hygiene and a suspect lifestyle each week will add to the equation and not only will you start to repel people around you, you could be heading for a fall health-wise as well. Get your dentist and hygienist on board and go through the list of things that could be causing this condition; one by one, eliminate everything and then change your life about so that you fight this condition on all fronts. It will not only be good for you in the outside world, but you will also be looking after your health as well.
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.
June 30th, 2013
If you have ever had bad breath or indeed are suffering from it right now, you will be only too well the social and working implications it can have on your life in London: people may well shy away from you and it can damage your prospects in the work place. Once you have identified you have a problem though, it can be quite difficult to overcome, as there are many reasons behind the cause. Your first stop should be a dentist and a hygienist. The will search for signs of tooth decay and gum disease and if need be, fix any problems that may be there. But it is with a hygienist that you can get the best help, not only will you have some deep cleaning done above and below the gum line, its then time to sit down and discuss you: poor diet, poor oral hygiene and a loose lifestyle with fags and booze are major players when it comes to bad breath, so you need to chat and find a way that you can turn your life around for the better- and then go and do it. Change your diet, cut down on the excesses you love (at least for a while), and go out and get the best products you can, even herbal ones, to keep your mouth clean at all times. This is a process of elimination, but however, if all of this doesn’t work, the reasons behind your breath could be more complex which may well involve getting help from your doctor….and quickly.
June 17th, 2013
Bad breath is a condition that is very complex and one you need to avoid if you want to keep your friends in central London, but it also indicates that you are having problems throughout your body and so it would be better to prevent it from happening in the first place. A strong body that is healthy with a good diet and that has a good immune system will mean a healthy mouth, as well as having a high amount of saliva in the mouth, as this helps to fight off bacteria in a natural way- as long as your mouth is hydrated, it with be healthy. The way you care for your mouth is imperative to your breath as well: good brushes, pastes, flosses and mouthwashes will promote good oral hygiene among your gums, teeth and tongue. Finally, always be sure that you keep up with regular visits to the dentist, because tooth decay and gum disease add to the problem of bad breath and if caught early before they get a hold in your mouth, your dentist can nip them in the bud and also advise you how to steer clear of them in the future.
June 1st, 2013
There are a lot of people wandering around central London that may be completely oblivious that they suffering from bad breath and unless they have been informed by a very good friend that they have go it, this continuing ignorance can become dangerous in the long run. Bad breath is a sign of this going badly wrong from your mouth to your body and it needs attending to quickly: the obvious place to begin is with a dentist because of you are suffering from gum disease and tooth decay, they contribute to foul breath and you can get treated. But it doesn’t stop there; talk to a hygienist about your diet because a poor one will weaken your immune system that helps keep the saliva levels in the mouth high; saliva is the mouth’s fight against bacteria. Use herbal remedies and ensure your mouth is hydrated at all times; lay off the cigarettes and alcohol and try to steer clear of caffeine that will help to dry your mouth out. If all this fails you, go and see a doctor for if you are taking medication, this will always dry you saliva up, but if you aren’t, the cause of the bad breath may be gastric, so you need to get tested to see where the problem lies.
April 2nd, 2013
If you are living in the wonderful and colourful world that is central London and trying to cut it with the rest of them, your aspirations will be very much hindered if you suffer with bad breath. It can be quite a complex condition as it can be caused by many things, but you need to get it attended to quickly as it is an indicator that something is going wrong somewhere in your body- could be gastric or something oral. If it’s gastric, then this is serious and you’ll need to see a doctor as soon as you can; if it’s oral, then you need to see a dentist, better still a hygienist. A hygienist can tackle all the possible aspects causing bad breath. First of all is to check the condition of teeth and gums, as gum disease and tooth decay can give off pungent smells. Secondly, you’ll need to address your oral hygiene and then improve it through better products and possibly use herbal remedies in your daily routine. Finally you need to address yourself too: your lifestyle may well need to be looked at; diet, habits and lifestyle need to be looked at and changed. Bad breath can be beaten but you are going to have to work hard at it if you want to rid yourself of it and improve you social and working standing.
March 16th, 2013
Now let’s be honest, bad breath is really something to avoid as it can cramp your style in everything you do in the city of London. It also indicates something unhealthy is happening in your mouth, so it would be wise to get it attended to as quickly as possible. Sometimes, if you have just been out on the lash for a good old knees-up and just forgotten to take your toothbrush along for the party, you can quite easily get yourself back on track with ten minutes in the bathroom. However, if you have been suffering from the condition for a few weeks, you would be wise to start solving it by a visit to your dentist. Tooth decay, plaque, calculus all offend the nose and if you are having problems in this department, your dentist can fix you up and repair the damage. However, you need to wake up to this as it could imply that you have been very relaxed with the way you have been going about things, so your next stop should be to talk to a hygienist. By doing this you can discuss your lifestyle, from bad habits to diet and to oral hygiene and then come up with a way to tackle the things you are clearly getting wrong. If you want to get back out there are start mixing it up again, you need to nip bad breath in the bud and crack this problem or otherwise, you won’t be mixing anything.
January 4th, 2013
Central London is a very demanding place to live and expects the best of you at all times; the way you look is essential in this as appearances mean everything and can be the difference between you getting ahead or not. However, all of this is pointless if you suffer with bad breath as it can undo everything you have strived to achieve- so it needs to be fought against to get yourself back in the game. The causes can be many-fold; habits such as smoking, heavy drinking and a poor diet can help to dry up the saliva in the mouth, and if this happens, you are leaving yourself open to gum disease and tooth decay- another two protagonists in bad breath. Firstly, you need to see your dentist and hygienist in order to check for problems in your teeth and gums and then work out a way to tackle your diet and bad habits in order to get the saliva levels up in your mouth again. Your oral hygiene must change and improve: introducing herbal remedies into your daily programme can help to calm your mouth down and restore the blood flow back into the gums; your tongue must also be cleaned as it harbours lots of bacteria. Drinking lots of water can also help in keeping the mouth hydrated, as can chewing gum and sucking on sugar-free sweets. If all of these methods fail to work, then you’ll need to see a doctor, as the problem could well be emanating from deep inside you and completely unrelated to your mouth.