‘What is that smell?’ A common question when you’re gathered with family during the holidays. Ideally, it is a question you want made about the upcoming meal, not about your breath. There are many reasons why we may smell not so fresh. Along with all the delicious carbohydrates we will consume this Holiday season, we need to keep in mind all that goes on in your mouth.
Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath is a common issue that affects more than 50% of the population. This undesirable condition occurs with both genders and all age groups. It creates social and psychological disadvantages for individuals. These situations affect the individual’s relations with other people.
Although there are natural methods, and even food that can help to eliminate bad breath such as: Mint, Citrus Fruits, Avocado, Ginger, Parsley, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Celery, Apple Cider, Vinegar, Cardamom Seeds, and Cumin Seeds. They are often times a temporary solution to the issue, but the long term elimination of Halitosis is dependent on recurring visits to your dental health provider as well as good hygiene practices at home. Many times people suffering from Halitosis are unaware that it is linked to various types of health issues, such as periodontal disease. Regular visits to your dentist can help to maintain good oral health, but some patients may require further evaluation from their Primary Care Physician to determine their illness and cause of malodor.
Schedule your cleaning visit today at Elevated Smiles and ensure you’ll be ready to stand under the Mistletoe.