Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bad Breath's Surprising Remedy

Tonsil stones, garlic and onions, as well as strong smelling foods and drinks are all contributing factors to bad breath also known as halitosis. Bacteria in the mouth also causes the foul smell.

But there are two kinds of bacteria in the mouth; odor causing bacteria and non-odor causing bacteria. The imbalance between the two is what causes the bad breath. This happens when odor causing bacteria becomes more that the non-odor causing ones. A dry mouth contributes to this.

It therefore fllows that drinking lots of water throughout the day keeps the mouth hydrated and tiggers production of saliva which in turn suppresses the odor causing bacteria which in turn eliminates the bad smell.

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