According to Mohnish Mukkar our breath is the deciding factor whether the person will continue talking to you or not. This is the reason why maintaining proper dental hygiene is so important. It not only helps in keeping our gums healthy and avoiding dental problem (gingivitis, periodontal disease and tooth decay) but also gives us fresh breath and shinier teeth. Now you must be wondering that if I am suffering from bad breath or halitosis how I should move to good or fresh breath. Do not worry and read further.
Bad Breath is a big turn off for people around you. Moreover one does not feel really nice when someone tells them that they are suffering from this condition. Also known as halitosis this condition is embarrassing for the person suffering from it. The worst part is that people do not realize that they are suffering from it. According to mohnish mukkar, DDS, a dentist with Woodall and McNeill in Raleigh, N.C – “Certainly this condition can ruin relationships”. However there is no rocket science involved in curing and treating this problem. All you have to do is maintain a proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Apart from this you need to keep a check on your diet as well because what you consume has a huge impact on your oral condition.
The root cause for halitosis is bacteria buildup. This buildup will cause inflammation and releases the foul odor which smells like sulfur. Bad Breath is one of the most common oral problems. Almost everybody suffers from it. We all have bad breath when we wake up in the morning. However many of us will not be sure about the condition so it is better that we ask a friend or our better half about it. There is another way of telling whether you are suffering from it and trust me it is gross and you might not even like it – look at your floss and smell it. If there is a smell on your floss or you see blood on it that means you are suffering from halitosis.
There is no concrete evidence, however it has been estimated that nearly 80% of bad breath is a result of dental cavities or gum diseases. There are other conditions as well that can lead to halitosis. These conditions are diabetes, liver disease, respiratory tract infections, and chronic bronchitis. The best way to fight this condition is by maintaining good oral hygiene. This oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing after every meal followed by the use of mouthwash so that bacterial action can be stopped. By the Mohnish Mukkar while choosing a mouthwash make sure you buy an antiseptic rinse which has the tendency to kill the bacteria. The bacteria are the ones responsible for the foul smell in our mouth.
Apart from maintaining the oral hygiene make sure to keep a check on what food you eat. Eat healthy, balanced diet and make sure you take regular meals. Eating foods which are low on carbs will give you bad breath. Mohnish Mukkar wants to tell you that eating apple, carrots or celery helps ensure water flow inside your mouth. It’s good to eat onion, garlic and certain spicy foods but when it comes to bad breath then these are the real culprits.
Furthermore you should also follow this:
- Keep yourself hydrated
2. Avoid drinking too much coffee
3. Do not smoke or drink alcohol
4. Chew sugarless gums
These were some important ways to avoid bad breath. So stay healthy and stay happy.
Dr. Mohnish Mukkar is a cosmetic dentistry specialist in Delhi, India. Having nearly 2 decades of experience, he believes that as we grow, we become less careful towards our health and because of our erratic eating habits we spoil our mouth and teeth to a great extent. So here he is letting out all the knowledge that he can, related to teeth problems and some common procedures that is carried out.