MT dentist reveals 5 strategies to eliminate bad breath; check it out | Mato Grosso

MT dentist reveals 5 strategies to eliminate bad breath; check it out | Mato Grosso
MT dentist reveals 5 strategies to eliminate bad breath; check it out | Mato Grosso
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1 of 2 Knowing the causes and appropriate treatment are the best ways to maintain health and self-esteem — Photo: Reproduction
Knowing the causes and appropriate treatment are the best ways to maintain health and self-esteem — Photo: Reproduction

Bad breath or halitosis is a condition that affects millions of people around the world, bringing not only physical discomfort, but also social and emotional impact. According to the Brazilian Halitosis Association (ABHA), 30% of Brazilians, at some point in their lives, will suffer from halitosis. Therefore, knowing the causes and appropriate treatment are the best ways to maintain your health and self-esteem.

The dental surgeon from Mato Grosso, Ana Paula Barbosa, has a master’s and doctorate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and separated five tips to help prevent and combat bad breath, ensuring impeccable oral health. Check it out below:

The most common cause of bad breath is inadequate oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least three times a day and flossing daily are essential steps to remove bacterial plaque and food debris that can cause odor. Don’t forget to clean your tongue, where bacteria and dead cells often accumulate. There are tongue cleaners on the market that are more effective than toothbrushes.

A dry mouth is a breeding ground for odor-producing bacteria. Staying well hydrated stimulates saliva production, a natural defender against bad breath. Drinking water regularly, especially after meals or snacks, can help clean your mouth and dilute odor-causing substances.

Some foods, such as garlic and onions, can contribute to temporary bad breath. However, regular consumption of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins can not only improve oral health, but also the quality of saliva, reducing the risk of halitosis.

  • Tobacco and Alcohol Control

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are known to worsen bad breath, in addition to posing other health risks. Tobacco, in particular, negatively affects gum health and promotes the growth of smelly bacteria.

  • Regular Visits to the Dentist

Last but not least, regular visits to your dentist are crucial to maintaining good oral health and preventing bad breath. Your dentist can identify and treat problems such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental problems that may be at the root of the problem.

2 of 2 Oral health is a crucial component of general health — Photo: Reproduction
Oral health is a crucial component of general health — Photo: Reproduction

Bad breath is a condition with multiple causes, which range from from inadequate oral hygiene to more complex medical conditions. Following these tips can significantly help improve the quality of your breath and, by extension, your confidence and quality of life.

It’s important to remember that oral health is a crucial component of overall health, and that taking good care of your mouth is taking good care of yourself.

The article is in Portuguese

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