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Fighting the Effects of Halitosis

Halitosis (bad breath) does more than simply emanating an unpleasant odor. A face to face conversation may induce anxiety in the person suffering from halitosis or it could ruin an intimate moment with a romantic partner.


Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/16/2019 -- The majority of people with halitosis simply need to change up their dental hygiene habits. The moment a portion of food or drink is consumed, liquid and food particles will begin to break down and may lodge themselves in and around the teeth. If a person does not brush or floss, it may result in a plaque coating which, in turn, will cause bad breath.

There could be more to dental hygiene than just halitosis. Dry mouth can cause bad breath because the lack of saliva prevents mouth cleaning. Many people deal with "morning breath" this should only be temporary versus all day. The use of tobacco products or health problems like diabetes may also contribute to halitosis.

Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is one way to combat halitosis. Tongue scraping and making sure to replace toothbrushes about every two months also helps. Oil pulling is an all natural approach where gently swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil for about twenty minutes and then spitting it out can help. Drinking water, eating foods such as carrots, all of these can help.

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Assure a Smile is the longest tenured holistic dentist practice in Miami. Its top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, Assure a Smile focuses on improving oral and overall body health as well. We strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dentistry or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call 305-274-0047.