Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Situational Bad Breath

95% of the population will at one time or another worry about their breath. If you feel that every so often your breath can be a little stinky, don’t worry! There are a lot of situations that can induce bad breath.

Situations that Can Lead to Bad Breath
Waking Up – Waking up in the morning with bad breath generally happens because there is food leftover from the evening. In this case, it is best to make sure you thoroughly brush, floss and mouthwash before bed.

After Eating – Many people experience halitosis after eating certain food. Onions, garlic and spicy foods tend to induce foul breath. An easy remedy for this is brushing after eating. If you are out, a good alternative is BreathGemz Breath Pills.

After Smoking – Smoking causes halitosis in the short and long term. In the short term, it will give you a smoky breath. Smoking also dries out your mouth, which causes bacteria growth. The tar, nicotine and chemicals create an unpleasant environment for your mouth. Quit smoking. If that’s not an option, you’ll have to work extra hard with brushing, flossing, mouthwash, breath mints, dentist visits, etc.

Working Out – When working out, your body needs additional water to keep your cells hydrated. The dehydration causes dry mouth, which causes halitosis. An easy fix is to just drink plenty of water before, during and after your exercise.

Sinus Infection – Perhaps you have frequent sinus infections or sinusitis. This leads to halitosis because the mucus is not circulating properly in the nasal cavity. We recommend using a nasal irrigation system and medium warm salt water or saline solution intended for nasal irrigation to relieve the problems of sinus issues.

After a Night Out – Alcohol is another substance that really dries out your mouth. If you don’t get around to brushing your teeth and drinking some water before bed, your breath may be pretty stinky in the morning. What we recommend is just that: drink water, brush, floss and mouthwash before falling asleep.

Long Periods of Not Talking – If you are working or relaxing and not talking too much, you may notice your breath worsen. This is likely due to the slowed saliva production. If this is the case, we recommend rinsing your breath or drinking some water.

There are a number of cases where bad breath is chronic, and not situational. It can be related to a more serious, underlying issue. If you feel that your halitosis isn’t helped by some of these easy remedies, we recommend you consult a bad breath specialist.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist who specializes in finding bad breath solutions. Operating a bad breath clinic in the bay area, Dr. Dailley can help you eliminate halitosis. He has a 99% success rate. His online store also has a variety of bad breath treatment kits that can have you feeling fresher and more confident fast.

The Facts about Xerostomia

Xerostomia is a medical condition where an individual has intense dry mouth. This condition can come in a range of extremities and has a variety of causes. Xerostomia is not a disease or a syndrome. It is simply a situation of an individual not having enough saliva in their mouth. This condition is sometimes referred to as cottonmouth, drooth or pasties. This article outlines the basics of xerostomia to help you understand how to deal with the problem.

What Causes Xerostomia
Hyposalivation occurs when salivary glands simply do not produce sufficient saliva. This directly causes xerostomia. The reason for hyposalivation may be an underlying disease that reduces saliva production. This can include Sjögren's syndrome, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or even poorly controlled diabetes. Sometimes salivary production naturally wanes with aging.

The body may also produce lower levels of saliva as a reaction to an induced drug or medication. Antihypertensives, antidepressants, analgesics, tranquilizers, diuretics and antihistamines tend to have dry mouth as a side effect. Chemotherapy can also cause dry mouth.

There are a variety of xerostomia cases that are not caused by problems of the salivary glands and are not related to hyposalivation. Think about the last time you had work done on your teeth and you had to have your mouth open for an extended period. When the work was done, you probably had dry mouth. This is exactly what happens when individuals excessively breathe through their mouth. If you wake up with dry mouth, it’s likely the result of sleeping with your mouth open.

Other people have temporary or situational dry mouth. Perhaps they experience xerostomia when they are unusually nervous or stressed. Dehydration can lead to dry mouth and both alcohol and smoking can worsen dry mouth as well.

What are the Risks of Xerostomia?
Xerostomia can make chewing and talking difficult. As saliva helps keep your enamel in great shape, a shortage of saliva can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Xerostomia is also a huge contributor to halitosis, or bad breath.

How do I get rid of Xerostomia?
There are a few simple things you can do to reduce your dry mouth and the effects you are suffering from. You should try to drink plenty of water. 8 or more glasses of water is the recommended level. Stay away from alcohol and tobacco products.

If your dry mouth is very serious and requires further treatment, we recommend using products for dry mouth. If you feel your xerostomia is being induced by medications, speak with your doctor about possible alternatives.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley specializes in finding bad breath solutions for people with halitosis. Dr. Dailley has a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University and a dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Dailley runs a halitosis clinic in the bay area and can help you get rid of bad breath.