Are your colleagues starting to slowly shy away from you? Do you notice people you are talking in front of you will distance themselves a bit from you? Do they cover their mouths every time you speak? If you answer yes to all of these questions, you may have bad breath. For sure all these circumstances make you lose your confidence. And it’s disturbing, right? You know there is something wrong with you.
And if you guessed it is because you are a sufferer of halitosis, which means you have bad breath, you may probably be one hundred percent right. In all of the mentioned situations above, those are the signs of bad breath.
And you don’t want that, because you might end up without friends at all. The problem with halitosis is that often you are the last one to know you suffer with this condition. The reason is you can’t possibly smell your breath via your own nose. It always has to take someone else before you find out you have a bad breath. Sometimes, bad breath can become so disgustingly stinky that even from a fair distance people can smell.
There are many causes why halitosis occurs.
People suffering from bad breath usually have problems practicing the proper oral dental hygiene. Not properly brushing and flossing teeth leave food and beverage particles in between the teeth and around the mouth lining. The particles breed bad bacteria, which then causes bad breath. Food particles and dead cells in the mouth collect bacteria which thrive in environments that lack oxygen, such as the back of the tongue and deep gum pockets. These bacteria produce odor-causing volatile sulfur compounds such as hydrogen sulfide. VITA-MYR toothpaste and mouthwash remove those smelly sulfur compounds.
Using an electric toothbrush with soft bristles at least twice a day removes food particles and plaque better than any manual toothbrush.
Having a dry mouth is another cause of halitosis. When people don’t hydrate their mouth often by drinking lots of water, there are changes occurring inside. First, the bacteria that are already accumulated inside the mouth and the saliva become much more concentrated. The saliva tends to alter its acid or base balance, which become a favorite of the bad bacteria to be their breeding grounds. As your mouth continues to be dry, the changing of the acid or base balance evaporates into the air causing that stinking bad breath. Alcohol and nicotine also contribute to dry mouth, creating an environment that bacteria love. VITA-MYR toothpaste and mouthwash reduce bacterial load count in the mouth, and VITA-MYR XTRA toothpaste with Xylitol helps to increase the flow of saliva.
You also suffer from bad breath when there is a yellow or white film visible on your tongue. Sinus problems can lead to bad breath; this happens when there is a nasal mucous that drops into the areas of the tongue. The nasal mucous itself has bad bacteria and is odorous such that when it mixes with the saliva and the lining of the mouth, it turns your breath smelly too. Removing the film on the tongue by brushing or scraping it usually does not cure the problem. A treatment must be sought to correct the root of the problem. Also, Plaque is the sticky white substance that forms on your teeth a few hours after brushing; if it is not removed it turns into tartar which can only be removed by a hygienist. Plaque also contributes to bad breath and can be removed, when it is soft and sticky by brushing. VITA-MYR toothpaste removes plaque and helps to keep plaque from forming. People that are “plaque formers” can cut down and have shorter “time in the chair” on their hygienist visits.
People taking medications can also suffer from symptoms of bad breath. Often, taking medication results to suffering from having bad tastes such as bitter, metallic, and sour tastes. This also causes the bad bacteria to develop; hence the bad breath. Bad tastes are also experienced when there are dental infections, sinus drainage, white nodules from the tonsils, and destroyed dental restorations. All of these situations cause reduction in the salivary flow thus the bad breath condition.
Adding more fresh fruit and vegetables to your diet helps your overall health and can help with bad breath issues by helping to balance the alkaline/acid in your body. Avoid drinking cold water or iced drinks with hot foods because the cold water/beverage slows the digestion process and can cause indigestion and bad breath.
It is very important that you brush and clean your mouth before you go to bed for the night so that bacteria will not party in your mouth while you sleep. Holistic dentists have recommended brushing with VITA-MYR toothpaste and warm water (to open the pores in the gums) and then rinsing with VITA-MYR Mouthwash. Do not rinse with water after using the mouthwash, and do not drink or eat anything after brushing and using the mouthwash before you retire for the night.
If brushing, flossing, and mouth rinsing do not make a difference in treating your halitosis, this is an indication that there may be a more serious underlying condition. In this circumstance, there is no better solution but to visit your dentist or physician to ensure the problem is correctly diagnosed and treated.
About the Author:
Yvonne Takhtalian, C.N.H.P., Holistic Iridologist, Clinical Aroma Therapist & Flower Essence Practitioner has spent the past 25 years developing & improving Vita-Myr Natural Products helping thousands like you heal & prevent gum disease & gingivitis. She developed a line of 100% Natural Products including VITA-MYR Zinc-Plus Children’s Toothpaste with Xylitol & Natural Orange Flavor & VITA-MYR Xtra toothpaste with Xylitol & CoQ10 to compliment her original Vita-Myr Mouthwash & Toothpaste. Find out more about effective natural relief of gum disease at http://www.vitamyr.com/ or email questions/comments to Yvonne at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2022 Vita-Myr® International Inc. All rights reserved. Natural Products For Healthy Living ®