Your mouth is the gateway through which you nourish yourself with life-supporting food and drink. Which is why a clean mouth is the key to preventing bad breath, gum diseases, and studies are beginning to highlight the relationship between poor oral health and conditions like inflammation, diabetes and even heart disease.
Generally, if you brush twice a day, and floss and use mouthwash regularly, you probably have nothing to worry about having bad breath with a daily oral routine.
7 Oral Care Solutions for Bad breath and Healthy mouth
- Use Non-Toxic Toothpaste
- Keep your tongue Clean with Tongue Scraping
- Try Ionic Toothbrushes
- Intake Oral Probiotics for Oral Health
- Drinking Green Tea
- Vitamin C
- Tea Tree Oil Floss
Opt for a toothpaste that uses natural antibacterial agents and breath fresheners like neem, liquorice, eucalyptus, clove and peppermint. Eliminate products that use sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, triclosan, sodium hydroxide, and other nasty chemicals, as these can damage your body and reduce healthy bacteria (probiotics) in the mouth.
A traditional Ayurvedic technique, tongue scraping cleans bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. This also freshens the breath, and stimulates the metabolism.
Studies have revealed the benefits of ionic toothbrushes, which reduce hypersensitivity, plaque and bleeding. Ionic toothbrushes temporarily reverse the polarity of the tooth surface from negative (-) to positive (+), drawing plaque towards the toothbrush head. As a result, you are able to clear more plaque. In addition, because the teeth’s polarity is temporarily reversed, your teeth reject plaque even in areas that haven’t been touched by bristles.
It may come as a surprise, but the mouth needs good bacteria too. This is where oral probiotics can be extremely beneficial, especially if cavities are a frequent occurrence. The more good bacteria you have, the stronger of a defence you have against the bad bacteria, reducing the incidence of inflammation and infection.
Another benefit of green tea is healthier teeth and gums, and reducing the chances of periodontal diseases. The high levels of antioxidant catechin has a proven ability to reduce inflammation in the body, as well as the indicators of periodontal disease, thereby reducing bad bacteria in the mouth.
A healthy dose of Vitamin C not only boosts our immune system, it keeps our gums happy too. Vitamin C is needed for healthy gums, reducing the incidence of bleeding gums, gingivitis, and even periodontitis.
There is just no way around it – flossing daily is an integral part of keeping our mouths fresh and clean. Adding tea tree oil is a little bonus, as tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant that reduces bad oral bacteria. Research indicates that tea tree oil significantly reduces gingivitis and bleeding of the gums, even in those with gingivitis.
Keep these essentials in mind, and in your routine, for a healthier mouth that leads to a healthy body.