Bad breath or halitosis is a lesser evil that often does not affect the sufferer, but that may disturb a third and be very harmful on personal relationships.
If you suffer from this problem, you can combat it by following these tips:
- Brush your tongue, just as we brush our teeth
- Parsley and mint: Chewing fresh leaves of parsley or mint for 10 or 15 minutes
- Lemon: chew a piece of lemon peel for a couple of minutes after meals
- Baking: rinsing the mouth after brushing with a little warm water and a pinch of baking
Lesions and mouth such as sores or cold sores-and nostrils are mainly responsible for bad breath. However, are very common causes digestion and decomposition in the mouth of the food consumed, and hormonal factors (certain phases of the menstrual period in women).
The presence of caries and misplaced teeth, along with poor oral hygiene, leads to accumulation of food wastes to decompose causing a stench that is expelled with the breath. Against bad breath, parsley, mint or lemon.
The digestion of certain foods like garlic, onions, peppers, very fatty foods, certain spices, etc. produce gases that contribute to bad breath. The consumption of alcohol and snuff also causes halitosis, as well as the presence of infections in areas where air circulates: pharynx, larynx, bronchi or lungs.