Want To Always Have Fresh Breath?

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IT'S BIOLOGICAL... WE ALL GET BAD BREATH!

Like me, I’m sure you’ve experienced the late nights hanging with friends with increasingly bad breath as the nacho tower and shots pile up throughout the night. Perhaps you’ve experienced that familiar sour aftertaste in the morning after eating a delectable bowl of Frosted Flakes at 2am. I’ve often dreaded rolling over the next morning to give my love a kiss, as the way my mouth tastes and feels will not bode well for some early morning romance! Ever wonder what causes the horrific smell, taste and feel in your mouth? More importantly, what we can do to prevent it?

GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA STINKS

The cause of most bad breath cases is the result of our oral condition.  Smelly compounds excreted by millions of bacteria feasting on dead cells and food particles in our mouth. It was frightening to learn that our mouths have 100-200 bacterial species, reaching numbers of hundreds of millions to hundreds of billions of individual bacteria inhabiting our mouth at any given time.

Gram-negative bacteria are the number one reason for our bad breath. This smelly species burrows below the gum line and are much gassier than those above it. They thrive in gaps between our gums and teeth and in the crevices of our tongues. These little culprits produce gassy sulfuric compounds that cause that horrible taste and smell.

 

GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA THRIVE IN ACIDIC ENVIRONMENTS:

What causes increased acidic conditions?

DEHYDRATION - Our saliva, which is oxygen rich and naturally neutralizes PH, reduces the growth of our stinky bacteria and bad breath. Stinky bacterium loves it when we dehydrate ourselves. Reducing saliva flow usually results in increased acidity.

COMMON WAYS WE DEHYDRATE OURSELVES (AND GET BAD BREATH)

 

 

    CAUSES & REMEDIES FOR BAD BREATH:

 

 

 

 

We hope this post was beneficial in helping you have fresher breath! If you live in Northern New Jersey and would like to become part of the Bogota Dental Center family of patients. Please Call 201-343-6770. You can also schedule an appointment 24/7 just click Appointment Request. At Bogota Dental Center “We Love To See You Smile!”

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