Posts

BAD BREATH (Halitosis)

.

.

Bad breath can undoubtedly lessen your confidence and self-esteem and in more extreme cases, cause depression. It does not need to be from now on if you follow the many recommendations on this site.

First thing to do is having your teeth checked by your dentist for any decay and gum disease. If you wear dentures ore have bridge work done get this checked as well. Also see that your sinuses are clear. If you smoke, well, you know what would be best.

Some illnesses  such as  diabetes or kidney dysfunction as well as being on severe diet can also cause bad breath.

If all the above is ok and Bad Breath still persists then the following tips may help.

1. Rinse your mouth with fresh water after every meal, add a teaspoon of salt and gargle

2.   Start by cutting down or cutting out alcohol, coffee, high-protein foods    and  alcohol-based mouthwashes,

3.   Avoid low carb and high fat diets

4.   Increase healthy raw fruit and vegetables Every morning and afternoon   bite into some hard, crisp fruit and vegetables like apples, cucumber, celery and raw carrot. These will naturally clean your teeth.

5.   Increase intake of Vitamin B (esp. B1 from whole grain cereals, green vegetables, beans and peas, brown rice and berries) as this is essential for digesting food properly                  

6.   Drink more water, especially if you are on any form of medication.

7.    Clean your tongue from right to the back and use plenty of water to ensure the  mucous and debris is washed away.

8.   Change the environment in your mouth so these anaerobic bacteria will no  longer grow. The best thing you can do to achieve this is to bring high amount of oxygen into the place where the bacteria live.

9.   Use the toothpaste we recommend in Chapter 6  to clean your teeth.

10.  Start implementing the Dr. Phillips Blotting Technique?

.

.

You can also

  • chew fresh parsley;
  • take a teaspoon of whole cloves, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and two  teaspoons of parsley, add them to a mug of boiling water, let it sit for 15 minutes, then gargle;
  • boil two teaspoons of anise seeds in water for 3 minutes, strain it and drink or swill round your mouth.

.

.

Tooth Whitening

.

Nothing says “Health” better than a vibrant smile.

.

.

.

.

If you´re lucky enough to have one, it is a real asset you definitely want to protect.

And if yours is a bit less than perfect, you may want to consider taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your teeth.

.

.

Actually, it’s often more than just appearance:

The state of your mouth affects your overall health.

.

.

.

.

One of the things you might be tempted to improve your smile is buying a tooth whitening kit and applying it on several occasions during the next week. The improvement will probably be instant – and gratifying – but you might be disappointed when the discolouration returns soon afterwards.

.

.

When you then start to look at tooth cleaning kits, like 1.2 million other people do  EVERY MONTH,  you will probably surprised by the incredibly harsh chemicals used.

.

And indeed you can find better  and more reliable methods.

.

.

.

Whatever claims the product you are thinking of using makes, the facts are simple: your teeth can only be whitened successfully if they are clean and free of decay. Ignore this information and you may produce a very ‘uneven’ smile.  Hence my recommendation as a first step is having your teeth cleaned by a hygienist.

.

.

You can attain great improvement in whitening your teeth by using oil pulling for about 6-8 weeks and finish off with your home made toothpaste (Chapter SIX) after every pulling session.

.

.

There are several precautions you want to consider such as pregnancy, breastfeeding or smoking.

A good idea might be to check first with your dentist.

.