Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bacteria In Your Mouth

Hundreds of hours of mouthwash TV commercials about keeping your mouth clean by eliminating 99.99% germs is your mouth that causes bad breath has imprinted us that bacterias are bad for us. However, the truth is bacteria is more beneficial because some organism actually freshes our breath. This bacteria has been identified as Streptococcus salivarius K12. There is a new form of treating bad breath by eliminating all other bacteria in the patients mouth, then introducing the K12 bacteria that once it has established itself in the host mouth, will keep their breath fresh and fight other bacteria that will causes bad breath and even stop strep throat. But oral hygiene is still the best treatment for normal breath problems. Stop smoking, brushing your tongue and flossing all contribute to your breath smelling fresh and clean.

How do we know if we have bad breath? More often than not you might feel a sour taste in your, your tongue may appear yellowish and you may often breath through your mouth and feel a lack of saliva causing a dry mouth. Most of use use commercial mouthwash when we need to freshen our breath. But did you know that there are natural remedies to bad breath? Easting certain types of food will actually make your breath naturally smell clean. Fruits like pineapple and cranberries contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that acts as a natural cleanser and it also prevents plaque and bacteria from sticking to the surface of the teeth. raw vegetables increases saliva production which helps wash food particles and acid from teeth. Yogurt also reduced plaque and gingivitis as well as stinky hydrogen sulphide. Look around your kitchen. There are also lots of other foods that will help prevent bad breath that may already be in your refrigerator.



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