Do you have bad breath? Here’s how to eliminate and prevent it
Do you worry about having bad breath? If you have bad breath, you’re not alone. Some 90 million Americans have chronic bad breath, or halitosis, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.
In the old days, people had an after-dinner mint or used mouthwash after brushing to combat bad breath. But we know more now about chronic halitosis. It isn’t always a simple solution since there are often more complicated underlying causes for bad breath.
Bad breath can be caused by gum disease,dry mouth, as well as stomach problems such as an imbalance of the natural flora in our all important gut microbiome. So aiding in the elimination of unwanted bacteria, yeast and fungus from the mouth as well as the GI tract is a long-term solution.
Some natural ways to prevent bad breath include:
Good Oral Hygiene
With busy lives, people sometimes forget to make time to properly brush and floss so that bacteria doesn’t build up. Remember to brush your tongue when brushing your teeth as well.
Maintain a healthy, balanced gut microbiome
As we learn more, we know how important the digestive system is to our overall health. The gut microbiome can be easily knocked out of balance by too much of certain foods or drink, or a poor diet low in nutrient-dense whole foods. An overgrowth of bad bacteria can cause chronic bad breath.
Drink Green Tea
We all know that green tea is a wonder drink and now we can add halitosis-fighter to its list of superfoodbenefits. Recent studies have shown that green tea extract inhibits growth of halitosis-related properties. Green tea has more chlorophyll than black or oolong tea and it has phytonutrients as well as epigallocatecingallate, one of the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidants.
Breathe Through Your Nose
Some people aren’t aware they breathe through their mouth when their mouths are open. We were born to breathe through our nose for a reason. It increases oxygen to our cells. Breathing through the mouth delivers a lower amount of oxygen to our body as well as also oxygenates bad bacteria in the mouth and creates dry mouth or xerostomia. If you have bad breath in the morning, chances are you’ve been breathing through your mouth. Myofunctional therapists provide strips to keep the mouth closed at night or recommend buying first aid paper tape to tape it at night.
We’re always learning more about how important exercise is to our overall health, which includes our brain health. It also lowers stress levels and chronic stress can weaken the immune system. But did you know exercising can also help eliminate bad breath? That’s because recent studies have shown that exercise enhances the number of beneficial microbial species in the gut. That in turn will keep bad bacteria and bad breath at bay.
Most people don’t get enough sleep for the body to maintain a healthy immune system. Since 70 percent of the immune system is located in our digestive
system, sleep will also help our gut microbiome.
Stress can decrease saliva and create dry mouth and cause bad breath.
We know life can be busy, so we’ve created an easy program that naturally prevents and eliminates bad breath, with botanical formulas and concentrated extracts for antimicrobial and oxygenating properties.
Eliminate the Cause of Bad Breathin 5 Steps:
Take one tablet twice a day. This program includes our perennially sold out Botanical Cleanse to prevent an overgrowth and imbalance in the gut. There’s a reason this plant-based product has been so popular since the pandemic. This aids in eliminating bad bacteria and fungi from the mouth and GI tract, while also having antiviral and antimicrobial properties. We’ve included Pau D’Arco for its powerful antifungal properties. A yeast overgrowth in the gut is often one of the hardest things to eliminate.
2.Metal Detox Support
Take 1 tablet up to three times a day. Thiscontains naturally occurring chlorophyll and other phytonutrients to support the healthy elimination of toxic metals, such as mercury, lead and arsenic. There is often talk about eating too much fish with mercury, such as tuna and swordfish, which is hard to eliminate from our bodies. This is beneficial to keep harmful toxins away.
Our WaterJet is important in keeping teeth clean 360 degrees.
Take one minty or fruity tasting after brushing. It may taste like a mint, but it’s one of the only all natural, vegan-certified oral probiotics on the market to promote or restore a healthy oral flora.
These charcoal embedded bristles help clean and purify teeth and gums, reducing plaque, build up & odor-causing bacteria. Charcoal is known to absorb discolorations in your tooth enamel. This sustainable bamboo toothbrush has a 100% biodegradable bamboo handle, and this toothbrush is vegan and environmentally friendly as it contains no animal byproducts.