Last week I met one of my client, Mr. Sengupta. I was very impressed by his way of working and quick reply of queries. However One thing that stuck me was that he was covering his mouth while talking with his handkerchief. I thought it maybe his habit or he might be having cold and flu.
Over the second meeting yesterday I observed him again covering his mouth. I could not stop myself and I asked him the reason. Hearing this he became a little serious and then shy. He said he has bad breath problem and that he is on medication but it is not working……. My cousin is a dentist ,I asked Mr. Sengupta to meet him.
Bad breath is humiliating . People having bad breath problem face social humilitation. We need to understand that bad breath is not a disease. It can be due to various reasons.
Improper cleaning– The most obvious reason for bad breath is improper cleaning. This is particulay true in case of children. sometimes we do not brush out teeth properly and it gives rise to bad breath. Children has chocolates, noodles and fat foods which get stuck on our teeth and due to improper cleaning bacteria accumulates in mouth and we get bad breath. The easiest solution is to brush your teeth properly and twice a day.
Food produts – Some food products may lead to bad breath. Like garlic, onion, Raddish. The smell stays in your mouth and everytime you open your mouth it gives bad breath.So avoid them eating raw. Their smell can be reduced if mixed with other food. Preferably have chewing gum, Fennel seeds, cardamom or any mouth freshner after having them.
Mouth disease – sometimes mouth ulcer, pyeria, tonsil or cancer lead to bad breath. They get contaminated by bacteria and give bad breath. Visit to an ENT specialist or a physician and take medication.
Stomach problem – Indigestion, liver problem, constipation and stomach upset can give you bad breath. In these cases it is first to cure these peoblems. Drink 8-9 glasses of water and take medicines if required.
There are some home remedies to tackle bad breath problem –
1. Every morning after brushing your chew some cloves and then do not eat anything before 30 mintues.
2. Chewing Neem leaves daily also reduces the problem of bad breath. Boil some neem leaves in water and use it as mouthwash daily.
3. Apply a mixture of Mustard oil and salt over the teeth before brushing and then wash it off and brush your teeth with any pate . Follow this for a month.