Even the most cursory glance of the internet when searching for oral health products will reveal literally thousands of products promising to cure bad breath and keep your mouth clean. The reality is, however, that not only are many of these products completely ineffectual at preventing the problems but they could even be making it worse.
This happens because they can interrupt the natural production of saliva in the mouth, the body’s natural defence against oral concerns. This most commonly occurs when people try to treat their bad breath. We all know that this can be a very embarrassing problem, as it happens to all at some point or other during our lives, so we can understand the desire to find a miracle cure to keep us free from this social problem. But the truth is that there is only one true cure for bad breath and that is keeping your teeth and gums as clean as possible.
Proper brushing and flossing will remove plaque and bacteria from the surface of the teeth and remove any food debris that may be stuck in the gaps. Once the bacteria is gone, the source of the smell is removed. This is not the case with some oral hygiene products, especially mouthwash and oral sprays. They do not remove the bacteria or food debris, but only mask the smell for a short period of time. The smell will eventually return anything between ten minutes and to hours later. They also interrupt the production of saliva, which also helps to remove bacteria and keep bad breath at bay. Ask your London W1 dentist for more information about how best to beat bad breath and other dental concerns.