Bad Breath Solutions
Smoking & Tobacco: Stop or reduce smoking; not only will this reduce bad breath, but it is important for overall health.
What you consume: Abstain from or reduce eating garlic and onions, or consume them in forms that reduce smell. Similarly, reduce alcohol consumption since alcohol causes dehydration, in turn causing bad breath. Additionally, drinking plenty of water can help.
What you do or don’t consume: Change your diet regimen; eat less meat and more fruit.
Systemic Disease & Infections: Seek professional help for systemic conditions; this can help reduce bad breath.
Dry Mouth: Use gum and other sugar-free saliva-inducing agents to increase saliva levels.
Dental Caries and Infections: Maintain proper dental visits and correct all dental conditions to improve oral health and reduce bad breath.
Bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue: Seek a specialist for proper routine repeated treatment and continued maintenance to minimize or eliminate this condition.
Treating bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a process not a cure. It requires continuous commitment and routine repeated maintenance by the patient, just as it would when dieting, getting healthy, and staying in shape. Once the desired short term goals are achieved, then one must maintain this achievement through routine repeated commitment.
Since the primary cause of bad breath is bacteria, there is no magic pill or a permanent cure for this condition. Bacteria grow and repopulate. As long as a person is alive, the halitosis bacteria will grow in the dark and inaccessible areas of the oral environment. Removing the bacteria with a combination of mechanical and chemical procedures is the only effective means of treating bad breath. Although most bad breath aids are either at-home care devices, or gums and mouthwashes, the only effective means of bringing bad breath under control is by seeking the services and guidance of a specially trained professional in the field.
Achieving fresh breath is a two step process. First one treats and controls bad breath, then one attempts to get fresh breath. One cannot get fresh breath without treating the underlying bad breath. To achieve effective, strong and long lasting fresh breath, one needs to first treat bad breath.