Ninety percent of Mexicans suffer or have suffered from bad breath (halitosis). And there is a good percentage of people in the world who also manifest this problem. This was reported by the president of the Mexican Association of Industry and Dental Trade (AMIC Dental), Ayub Safar Boueri, and the director of the Faculty of Dentistry of the UNAM, José Arturo Fernández Pedrero, according to the portal universia.net .mx.
Most of the causes of bad breath are generated in the mouth and are usually due to bacteria that produce volatile sulfur compounds, caused by alcohol consumption, cigarettes or food. The traditional recommendations for combating bad breath are brushing your teeth after every meal, flossing and mouthwash, but now there is a new solution!
According to muyinteresante.es, scientists at Tel Aviv University have just demonstrated that coffee extract can inhibit the development of bacteria in the mouth that cause halitosis. There is the widespread idea that coffee with milk casua bad breath, and that is, because coffee has a dehydrating effect and combined with milk can ferment giving rise to malodorous bacteria.
But to the surprise of the study’s author, Mel Rosenberg, his experiments revealed that the pure coffee extract may have the opposite effect, inhibiting the growth of these bad odor bacteria in the mouth.
From this discovery, perhaps in a short time we will be seeing the creation of mouthwashes and coffee flavored chewing gum, whose advantage would be that when using the pure extract would be combating the origin of the evil and not only masking it which is what the menthol products do .
Other remedies against halitosis
Nevertheless in the naturist medicine they also propose other natural remedies to combat this evil, through infusions and herbs that have the property to attack the bacteria that generate smell. Some of them are:
- Parsley tea with cloves, cold and used as a mouthwash.
- Peppermint tea that is also digestive.
- Chew aniseed, mint and cloves.
- Brush your teeth with baking soda and lemon.
- Drink black tea.
- Peppermint tea.
- Eat a green apple regularly
- Take infusions and juices that provide lots of vitamin C.
Factors that also influence halitosis
Bad breath also depends on healthy eating, and frequent oral cleaning habits. It has to do with the fact that some stomach problems resulting from overeating or bad digestion are a factor that causes strong and unpleasant breaths.
The second is related to the fact that this problem has a more profound and direct relationship with the bacteria that tend to persist in the teeth. That is why it is necessary to carry out a frequent deep cleaning, by brushing the teeth of the tongue and the inner part of the mouth. Complement with floss, and mouthwash.