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Bad breath: treatments

The first thing to do is to correct the origin of bad breath by appropriate treatments. The first person to consult is a dentist. It examines the state of health of the oral mucosa, gums, teeth.

Indeed, in 90% of cases, bad breath is due to an oral problem.

If despite the care, and despite perfect oral hygiene, the dentist orients the patient to a doctor to best solve a possible infectious problem, diabetes, etc.

Halitosis prevention solutions:

Good oral hygiene can sometimes eradicate bad breath. Here are some rules to follow:

  • 3 times a week, before brushing, use dental floss to dislodge food debris from the interstices of the teeth, causing odors, and reduce plaque.
  • brush your teeth after each meal and before bedtime for at least 2 minutes with an antibacterial toothpaste.
  • remove the lingual coating with a soft toothbrush or tongue scraper after evening brushing.
  • To read: Dental floss: instructions for use

Solutions to mask odors

Without acting on the real causes of bad breath, some products can hide the bad smells. For example, menthol chewing gum, pastilles, sprays ... Effective on the moment, they have unfortunately a very short-lived effectiveness.

Also beware of the spray or a solution used to "rinse" the mouth, they often contain alcohol that may be contraindicated in some cases; and, in the long run, it may aggravate the problem.

In any case, do not hesitate to talk about the problem of halitosis with your doctor, pharmacist or dentist, because there are often solutions that can eliminate the problem, or improve it.

Good to know: 18 tips for healthy teeth:

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