Preventing bad breath
Prevention through brushing or flossing
While brushing and flossing are crucial first steps, brushing and flossing do not always eliminate bad breath. This is because odor-causing bacteria hide deep within the crevices of the tongue. Ironically, many of these bacteria are anaerobic meaning they cannot live in oxygen. They live safe from oxygen under a protective layer of mucous, food particles and proteins. Cleaning your tongue with a tongue cleaner can remove this layer and much of the bacteria that reside on your tongue. Remember to clean near the back of the tongue where most of the bacteria resides but be careful not to gag yourself.
Use of other preventions
Mouthwashes containing chlorine dioxide are the latest advances against bad breath. Conventional mouthwashes at best only temporarily mask bad breath odor. At worst, conventional mouthwashes can make the situation worse by drying out the mouth making it more hospitable to odor producing bacteria. Chlorine dioxide has been used for years to sanitize water supplies. In these mouthwashes the chlorine dioxide directly attacks the volatile sulfur compounds responsible for bad breath. If you can't brush after a meal or snack consider chewing sugarless gum. This chewing action helps cleanse the teeth and stimulates the flow of saliva. Saliva in turn further helps to cleanse the mouth and dissolves odorous volatile sulfur compounds. One should make sure, however, to use gum that does not contain sugar.
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Bad breath problems
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Bad breath solutions
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Cures for bad breath
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Eliminate bad breath
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