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Afraid To Kiss? You Can Cure Halitosis Or Bad Breath Easily And Quickly. - Articles Surfing

It must be pretty awful to be afraid to kiss, and it is needless since you can cure halitosis or bad breath easily and quickly if you know what to do.

The agony of a guy being afraid when a girl comes close must be terrible, and for a girl too since women also suffer from bad breath. Kissing is a normal thing for teenagers, and for anyone in fact. To be afraid of a kiss must be awful.

Although you cannot smell your own breath, you will know that yours smells bad when people step back from you when you talk, or someone of the opposite sex flinches and turns away when you get close. You have to do something about it other than just brushing your teeth, and do it quick.

What Causes Halitosis?

This article with give you information on how to cure that problem, but first let's have a look at what causes halitosis and dispel some myths. Halitosis is caused by evil smelling sulfur compounds that are products of the break-down of proteins by bacteria that live in your mouth. Although poor dental care can contribute, it is not the main reason. These bacteria are natural, and are meant to be in your mouth, but in some cases they start to work overtime and break down some proteins too fast, so generating these nasty volatile compounds.

Bacteria Live Deep in you Tongue and Cheeks

The bacteria are anaerobic, which means that they work best in the absence of oxygen, so do not live on the surface, but deep within the tongue, between the papillae or rough bumps on your tongue, in your cheeks and in your throat. That's why brushing does not help much. They thrive in dry mouths, where the lack of oxygen-containing saliva creates ideal conditions for them. Dry mouths can be caused by some medications such as antihistamines and high blood pressure treatments and also by alcohol. Hence the 'dog breath' the morning after a heavy night!

High protein foods also cause halitosis, and the acidity of coffee speeds up the activity of the bacteria. A cheeseburger and coffee is probably worse before a date than eating onions! Sinus problems also create bad breath and it is next to impossible to eradicate after sinus surgery. So what can you do to cure your problem? It is, after all, a serious problem since it can affect your success in romance and also your employment prospects. No employer wants somebody with stinking breath talking to customers, so you have to do something, and do it quick. Luckily there is a cure for bad breath.

How to Cure Bad Breath

The cure lies in the fact that the bacteria are known to be anaerobic. They don't like oxygen. It figures, therefore, that if you apply a substance that is rich in oxygen it will stop the little guys doing all that damage in your mouth. The compounds that you can smell are called Volatile Sulfur Compounds, or VSCs. If you can stop the bacteria from creating them then you have found the solution.

There are oxygen-rich compounds that can be used for this. If they are applied as a paste to the tongue and cheeks, and removed with a tongue scraper, they are very effective. The treatment can then be backed up by oxygenated mouthwashes and toothpastes to get down into the body of your tongue and cheeks. Brushing your tongue and cheeks with a soft toothbrush is also effective. These compounds can also break down the VOCs into odourless substances.

Once you have your bad breath under control, you can keep it controlled by keeping an eye on the proteins you eat. You don't have to stop eating high protein foods such as cheese and fish, just be aware that you are eating them and then clean your tongue and cheeks afterwards. This stops any debris accumulating and being decomposed by the bacteria.

Ordinary Toothpaste is not Effective

An ordinary toothpaste in not good enough for this, but pastes are available containing high-oxygen materials. More details are available on my website of you want them, or you could try asking your pharmacist. You must be prepared, however, for an old-fashioned view of halitosis as being due to poor oral hygiene, which it definitely is not. It is a condition that some people have, that is caused by natural friendly bacteria, and certain medical or dietary conditions. In some cases it can be genetic.

Improved oral hygiene might help slightly by masking the problem, but will not cure it. A reduced alcohol intake is only a temporary cure if the condition is caused by excessive alcohol, but not if there is another cause. In that case, alcohol is simply making it worse rather than being the prime cause.

Do Not be Afraid to Kiss

Do not be afraid to kiss. You can cure bad breath or halitosis fairly easily if you go the right way about it. Don't try to cure it in any other way other than attacking the bacteria with oxygen. You will not kill them since they are there all the time and will easily be regenerated after an antibacterial treatment such as a mouthwash. The only real cure is to use a highly oxygenated compound.

I suffer myself, but have never had a problem with my breath for the past two years.

Submitted by:

Peter Nisbet

More information on the cure for bad breath is available on Peter's website at http://www.welshhealth.com/oral/halitosis.html and general health information on Welsh Health Systems



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