Let’s just get right down to brass tacks — your breath tends to be far from pleasant, and you’re sick and tired of not being able to hold normal conversations the way you know you can in your head. Believe me, I know exactly how you feel because I’ve suffered from chronic bad breath all my life. In this article I’m going to tell you about some solutions for chronic bad breath that your dentist probably doesn’t even know about.
How do you know that you have chronic bad breath? The way I always knew was simply through noticing how other people interacted with me and also this persistent metallic or sour taste in the back of my mouth, especially after eating just about anything. I also wondered about the white coating on my tongue.
It turns out that all of those things were indeed symptoms of chronic bad breath. The most frustrating part of it all is that all my dentist could tell me is to floss, brush, and use mouthwash regularly!
Most of us are already taught from a very young age to do all of those things every day or twice a day. Yet some of us have fresher breath than others. I knew that there had to be more to it, so I set out to do some research on the REAL causes of bad breath.
It turns out that the cause of bad breath is sulfur producing bacteria that live in various regions of our mouth; specifically, on our tongue, in our throat, and our tonsils. Want an example? That white coating on our tongue. The white coating is sulfur being produced by the bacteria. The more of it you have, the more bacteria there are living on your tongue. These bacteria hide in other places of our mouth that are even harder to reach.
Why us? Well, it mostly has to do with the geographic shape and layout of our mouths. Certain people are simply born with mouths that are prone to harbor these bacteria, while others get the good life of eating all the garlic they want without a worry in the world.
You don’t want to stay bitter at your misfortune though. There are solutions for chronic bad breath that your dentist won’t tell you about because in depth bad breath studies are not part of the learning materials at dental school.
The only way to get rid of these bacteria is to neutralize them and make the habitats of your mouth that they thrive in unfriendly to them. To accomplish this, I tried various neutralizing products on the market.
It’s unfortunate that some of us even have to worry about chronic bad breath, but the important part is that you know that it can be cured, and it isn’t through simple brushing or flossing. It’s a shame that our dentists aren’t of more help, but sometimes in life you have to take action on your own to solve your biggest problems.