My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Uh-Oh Bad Breath: 2 Tips That Can Get Rid Of Halitosis

Dentist Blog

Halitosis can arise for several reasons, but most of those reasons are related to an overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth. That means that it is imperative that you talk to your dentist, as your oral cavity is in danger at this point. The following 2 tips will help you deal with your bad breath while you and your dentist get to the root of the problem.

Get Rid Of The Bacteria On Your Tongue

Open your mouth, and see if your tongue looks white. Do you see a white film over your tongue? A white tongue usually occurs when dead cells or bacteria are trapped within your papillae. These compounds will cause you to have bad breath.

But don't worry because you can usually get rid of this phenomenon by sprinkling a little sea salt on your tongue. Be sure to brush your teeth with a clean brush after allowing the salt to sit on your tongue for a few seconds. 

Make sure you talk to your dentist if this solution does not work. You could have an infection or a candida problem that needs to be treated by your dentist.

Attack Your Bad Breath With A Simple Spray

All you need to make your spray is the following:

  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 5 drops of sage oil
  • 5 drops of cinnamon oil
  • A small spray bottle
  • 1 cup of warm water

The first ingredient to pay attention to is raw honey. Raw honey is highly osmotic, so the bacteria causing your bad breath will dehydrate and die with just a little honey. Sage will also be a great addition. Sage contains several ingredients, like tannin and thujone that are toxic to many types of oral bacteria.

The cinnamon oil that is needed contains cinnamic aldehyde, which is an active ingredient proven to reduce foul breath. Cinnamic aldehyde attacks the bacteria in your mouth by ripping their cellular skin apart. As you can imagine, the bacteria do not last long after being exposed to cinnamon

To make your breath spray, all you have to do is mix the ingredients with the warm water. And transfer the mixture into the spray bottle. Use this spray whenever you need to. This should last at least a month, depending on how often you use it. 

As you can see, dealing with your bad breath can be done. And you can get rid of it once and for all with the help your of your dentist such as someone from New Hope Solebury Dental Associates.


29 January 2015