A German scientist explained how to get rid of bad breath, Focus reported. Yael Adler, a dermatologist practicing at a clinic in Berlin, explained that 90 percent of bad breath comes directly from the mouth, not the stomach, as many people believe.
For example, from the interdental spaces where there are bacteria that produce unpleasant odors and sulfur compounds.
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According to Adler, the most important tip is to brush your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes with a paste that removes dental plaque full of various bacteria. The doctor also advises to use dental floss during the day to penetrate deep into the gingival pockets located on the right and left of the tongue.
“This way you can penetrate areas occupied by bacteria where you cannot reach with a regular toothbrush,” advises Adler.
He also recommends brushing at least once a day with a special tongue scraper to remove plaque from it as well. According to the expert, this leads to a better smell in the mouth.
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Anyone can easily implement these tips at home. If they don't help, then, says the specialist, you should visit the dentist.
You should also pay attention to what you eat. According to Adler, diet also greatly influences what odor comes from the mouth. Plant food is particularly good because the fiber it contains provides better breathing: it practically eliminates unpleasant odors. You should also drink more water without gas, which eliminates unpleasant odors.
Another tip comes from traditional medicine, Adler explains. According to him, if there is a persistent bad smell in the mouth, then you should hold cold-pressed oil, such as sesame, sunflower or coconut, in it for a few minutes, and then spit it out.
According to Adler, scientific studies show that the effectiveness of the oil method is as high as the effectiveness of the chlorhexidine antiseptic that the dentist prescribes for diseases of the oral cavity.
Tobacco smoking is also a common cause of halitosis, as it negatively affects the oral mucosa. Finally, bad breath can also be a sign of a disease of the internal organs. According to him, you should check your nose breathing by closing your mouth. If another person next to you smells bad, then "the problem lies much deeper than you think," noted the expert.