Halitosis, more commonly known as “bad breath” is a dental issue that can cause various problems across all aspects of our lives. An estimated 30% of the American population regularly suffers from Halitosis. Given how widespread this is, it’s likely that either you’re personally dealing with bad breath, or you’ve experienced a relative or friend who does. While everyone should brush their teeth and visit their dentist regularly, there are many ways to prevent the onset of bad breath and improve oral hygiene.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Just as there are many sources of bacteria in the mouth, this question has many answers:
- Certain heavy foods can make your breath potent, and not in a pleasant way. After eating a meal with something like garlic or onion, the food is then digested and absorbed into the bloodstream. Once this stench reaches your lungs, it, unfortunately, can make your breath smell equally as unpleasant.
- Smoking tobacco and using other tobacco products can lead to gum disease, which ultimately leads to bad breath.
- Dehydration causes many negative issues in the body, and halitosis is one of them! The absence of saliva in the mouth makes it so that your mouth is less likely to cleanse itself, thereby allowing bacteria to grow and cause bad breath “Dry mouth“, (Xerostomia) will always lead to stinky breath – so, stay hydrated!
- As obvious as it may sound, poor dental hygiene is the leading cause of halitosis. When food particles remain in the mouth for an extended period of time, bacteria will form into plaque that can live on your teeth, gums, and tongue.
Bad breath can be prevented by eliminating many of its causes. While avoiding tobacco products and staying hydrated are helpful prevention methods, the primary way to eliminate halitosis is to practice proper oral hygiene – this means both brushing AND flossing!
Most people are aware of the benefits that come with brushing regularly, yet when it comes to flossing, it’s shocking that more than half of Americans don’t floss regularly and 20% of Americans don’t floss at all! Flossing is vitally important to maintaining oral health – in fact, 40% of the work in removing plaque is done by flossing. So, instead of changing multiple aspects of your life to prevent halitosis, the simple act of flossing your teeth daily might be the key to eliminating bad breath.
How GumChucks Can Help
As we established, one of the best ways to prevent bad breath is by regularly flossing! GumChucks design ensures a flossing experience that’s faster, easier, and more effective than competing flossers or traditional floss. Our two handles with disposable floss allow you to comfortably reach all your teeth, even those in the back while wrapping the floss around each tooth. This creates the vital “C-Shape” necessary to get below the gum line and effectively clean each tooth.
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