Applications open for an Associate Dentist Plymouth
7th January 2019
We invite applications from candidates interested in a full-time position as an associate dentist in SpaDental Plymouth. Would you like… read more
Out and about, hoping to impress, we certainly don’t want the person we’re talking to feeling uncomfortable. Or, even worse, turn away. So a question we need to ask ourselves before we step through our front door is, “Does my breath smell bad?”
If the answer’s “yes”, then now’s the time to do something about it.
The truth is that we may not realise how bad our breath smells.
How often, for example, has a smoker stood next to you, and you’ve noticed straight away that stale, used-tobacco smell. Or you’ve caught a strong whiff of food flavours when someone breathed in your direction? Some of us don’t always realise how our breath smells while some of us are overly self-conscious of our breath when it’s actually fine. It’s hard to tell for ourselves.
If you are concerned about your breath, then it’s best to turn to someone you trust. Ask them to let you know when your breath is less than perfect.
Often a source for teasing, bullying or low humour, halitosis is not a laughing matter for anyone who suffers from it. It can cause social insecurities, affect our acceptance with our peers, even influence our promotion opportunities at work. It is also cited as a common reason for being turned down for a second date.
Most people suffer from unpleasant breath at some time or another. One sign might be a nasty taste in the mouth, or bleeding gums symptomatic of gum disease needing attention.
In the short term, a cover up helps. Cleaning our teeth more often, using mouth wash, eating sugar-free mints or chewing gum help mask the problem.
For lasting results, however, it’s important to treat the cause of the problem that contributes to bad breath, not just try to conceal it.
Saliva works continuously to clean the mouth and reduce acidity, rinsing away food particles as well as reducing bacteria. A dry mouth allows bacteria to flourish. Dry mouth caused by low functioning salivary glands is called Xerostomia, and can be a complication of diabetes, or radiation treatment, for example.
However, even people with properly functioning salivary glands can suffer from a temporarily dry mouth, during exercise, for example, in hot weather, and simply through not drinking sufficient water.
Drinking water regularly is a great way of stimulating the salivary glands, as well as keeping the mouth fresher.
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