According to Wikipedia, halitosis,
or most commonly bad breath
are terms used to
unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing
whether the smell is from an oral source
due to bacteria or otherwise.
Halitosis has a significant impact
personally and socially
on those who suffer from it or believe
they do (halitophobia), and is estimated
to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following
Get rid of your halitosis
by cleaning your tongue more thoroughly.
Using a tongue scraper or brush can cure bad breath.
Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth and gums. The bacteria
in plaque releases acid that attacks tooth enamel. Tooth decay can
occur after repeated attacks. You might not even know it, but some of
the foods we eat can cause plaque bacteria that produce acids.
Thorough daily brushing and flossing
can prevent tartar from forming on the teeth.
Since before recorded history, a
variety of oral hygiene measures
have been used for teeth cleaning.
This has been verified by various
excavations done all over the world, in
quills were recovered. Many people used different forms of teeth
(a.k.a. daatun) and its products to create teeth cleaning twigs and
similar products for millennia. A person chews one end of the neem
twig until it somewhat resembles the bristles of a toothbrush, and then
made from a twig or root with antiseptic properties has been widely
against the teeth was also common.
Good oral hygiene is essential for preventing tartar build-up which
causes the problems mentioned above. This is done by carefully and
prevent accumulation of plaque on the teeth.
Teeth cleaning is the removal
Although most people are aware of the reasons
behind proper, daily tooth brushing,few people
realize that clean teeth and healthy gums can protect
against a wide variety of other general, even life-threatening,
It takes two minutes to properly brush your teeth. That's right, 120
seconds! A lot of adults don't come close to brushing their teeth for
that long. To find out if you meet the two minutes you need, try using
a stopwatch. Carefully brush your teeth by using short, gentle strokes,
paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and
areas around fillings, crowns or other restorations. Concentrate on
thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:
- Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
- Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
- Clean the chewing surfaces
- For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue.
Cleaning the tongue as part of the daily oral hygiene
is essential. It removes the white/yellow
bad-breath-generating coating of bacteria,
decaying food particles, fungi (such as Candida),
and dead cells from the dorsal area of tongue.
Tongue cleaning also removes some of the bacteria species which
generate tooth decay and gum problems.