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Ways to keep your mouth fresh during ramzan!!


Ways to keep your mouth fresh during ramzan!!

Fasting, prayers, meditation is a way of submitting our souls to the almighty, and purify our thoughts and actions. The holiest month on this planet, Ramzan ensures a month of fasting for the entire month and feasting on the 30th day. Prayers echoes across all the places, cleansing the mind, body, and soul of a person.  During the fast, the drinking of water is prohibited, as a result, it causes dryness of the mouth, this becomes the main cause of bad odor.

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7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

7 ways to get rid of bad breath

When it comes to the question of oral hygiene, bad odour from the mouth is often unpleasant and caused potentially a negative situation. It gives an embarrassment when you are socializing. People often resort to mouth fresheners, mints and other quick fixes.  Bad breath is also called halitosis technically, and it denotes the unpleasant odour of the mouth.

Halitosis is often identified by others, even before the person finds out that he has halitosis. Basically, foods which have strong pungency will naturally cause odour. Foods like garlic, ginger and lentils have often left a trace of smell in the mouth for a long time. If the bad breath is temporary and gets cured after a short span of time, it is very normal, but if it persists over a period of time, it is very essential to resort to the doctor to avoid further complications.

Making small lifestyle changes would cause you more benefits. Let us analyze the ways to avoid the bad breath:

  • Brush and Floss more often:

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

The food particles often stick to the teeth and start to emit a foul smell. Sometimes the small food particles will get in between the gaps of the tooth. Regular flossing and brushing often remove the residual particles. Gargling after eating food is a very healthy habit. When all these three things are done regularly, it helps you to maintain an overall dental hygiene.

  • Rinse your mouth

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

When gargling your mouth, add a dash of Mouthwash. The fluorides in the mouthwash protect against bad breath and help protect the gums. It also gives a protective layer for the enamel. Often gargling more than two times a day is advisable for a good oral hygiene.


  • Scrape your tongue

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Have you ever noticed a white layer on top of your tongue? It is the breeding ground of all the bacteria. The white layer is often mixed with food residue, saliva and enzymes. While brushing, it is highly recommended to scrape the tongue using the brush.


  • Avoid pungent foods

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Foods like ginger, garlic, and onions are foods with heavy flavours. Even after brushing or gargling, they leave the smell behind. The bad breath travels down the stream and even reaches the lungs, which causes health hazards. It is advisable to eat pungent food in moderation.


  • Smoking and drinking

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

They cause a severe health hazard, and nicotine of the tobacco stains the tooth. Usage of tobacco constantly for a period of time causes your tooth to get damages and leaves a very bad breath. Drinking also causes adverse effects. Alcohol’s odour is very pungent and often very strong smell.

  • Braces

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Cleaning the braces often leads to a very healthy practice. As the Braces are fixed too closely to the tooth, it often causes the food particles to cling to the surface of both the tooth and the braces. This is highly harmful to the saliva and other particles have direct contact with the internal organs.

  • Hydrate your mouth

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Dry mouth is always the invitation to bad health. It leads to loss of moisture and saliva. This condition is known as xerostomia.  Dryness naturally occurs while sleeping. If the condition persists, it is the indication of chronic diseases.


Oral health and hygiene are very essential for a healthy life. A bad breath is not only a health hazard but a social stigma, which embarrasses you in the public. It is more important to raise awareness and to immediately consult the doctor for further medical help.  Only a trained dentist can help you fight against oral diseases and problems.


This Valentine’s Day get Closer With Confidence – Avoid Bad Breath

Speaking is is an option to share your ideas, thoughts and feelings with others,  while people enjoy your way of speaking, what if it is whiffy?. Yes, it may disturb others and make them keep a distance from us all of sudden. If on normal days these scenarios are okay but what if we undergo these situation on a  valentine’s day ?, everything will mess-up for sure because valentine’s day is not just like normal day it’s something special where bunch of feelings would be shared orally. To prevent this from  happening, get a expert advice on bad breath on this valentine evening, and undergo a a fresh and odoriferous conversation. Experts states that ”fresh breath brings confidence your speech which avoids lingering”.

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A lot of small signs can show that you have bad breath. Have you noticed people stepping away from you when you start to talk? Do you notice an unpleasant odour when you breathe? Are you anxious about it? Are you wondering what is the reason for bad breath?


Innovations in gum treatment- the microsurgical approach

Microscopic DentistryGum disease (periodontal diseases) is among the commonest chronic inflammatory conditions affecting the human body and is a leading cause for tooth loss. Considering that a growing body of evidence seems to suggest an association between periodontitis and other systemic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus, treating gum disease may be important not just for the health of the oral cavity but general health as well.

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Why Should You Make Dental Hygiene Your Priority!

Riya was very nervous that day. It was the last round of her job interview and she had to meet the CEO, for a face to face meeting. She was an excellent candidate for the role and she knew she would sweep the interview with the job and a great salary, if her skills were the only deciding parameter. She had also dressed up very aptly for the interview, looking her professional best. But still, something was bothering Riya very much.

Riya had been suffering from bad breath for the past one month. She had been postponing her dentist appointment for the past one week and today, she landed in a catch 22 position. She wished she had visited the dentist earlier or at least maintained good dental hygiene in the recent past. Not just Riya, but a lot of us do not pay much attention to the most essential part of our body, that is our mouth.

Dental hygiene is not only about the teeth but also concerns gums, tongue and the mouth cavity.

A research by Bristol University suggests that oral hygiene might be directly linked to cardio-vascular diseases. The research says “cardiovascular disease is currently the biggest killer in the western world. Oral bacteria such as Streptococcus gordonii and Streptococcus sanguinis are common infecting agents, and we now recognise that bacterial infections are an independent risk factor for heart diseasesNot just the heart disease, but other deadly illnesses like Alzheimers and pancreatic cancer have been linked to bleeding of gums and presence of bacteria in the mouth. Although tooth decay is the most common dental problem that occurs in all age groups today, other problems that could arise are gum disease (gingivitis), dry mouth (xerostomia), abscessed tooth, joint disorders, etc.

Those with poor oral hygiene are more at risk of developing gingivitis, especially those who have diabetes, as their resistance to infection is lower and also smokers. Women also have high chances of developing gingivitis during pregnancy. Stress, which weakens the immune system and genes can also lead to this condition.

Here are 3 simple reasons on why dental hygiene should be your top priority:

Overall physical health: A healthy mouth is good for your entire body. Dental hygiene is linked to a lot of health conditions as the nerves present in the mouth’s cavity are mostly linked to the brain. Any issues that arise out of the nerves related to dental hygiene can prove fatal to the functioning of many essential organs in the body such as ear, heart, etc. So, it is essential to pay attention to dental hygiene.

Boost confidence: Good dental hygiene ensures that your mental happiness and confidence quotient is also high, especially if you are a working professional.

Be a good role-model: When it comes to dental hygiene, it is of core concern especially if you are a parent. Children consume all kinds of junk like chocolates and candies than anyone else does. Hence, they are the most susceptible to dental problems. As a parent, if you introduce good dental hygiene habits in your lifestyle, your children will emulate you in the same.

Here are 3 simple things you could practice every day to maintain good dental hygiene:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day
  2. Floss in between the teeth gaps and your tongue
  3. Rinse your mouth after every meal

And, apart from these measures, it is advised that one visits the dentist once in 6 months to check on their dental hygiene status and also to get latest tips from the dentist on oral hygiene.

How to prepare For a Dental Check-up?

To retain a beautiful and healthy smile for life, regular dental check-ups are mandatory. It will help you to prevent the need for major dental treatments in future with the added advantage of cost effectiveness. A recommended healthy habit would be a dental visit for every six months. Enjoy a lifelong dental health with a regular check-up plan!

1) Have a Good Sleep: The ester day before your visit, give your mind and body a relaxed healthy sleep that will soothe your nerves to drive out anxiety.

2) Confirm Your Visit: A few dental clinics may take an initiative to call and confirm your appointment on the prescribed date. If not, it is mandatory that you make sure of your visit again 24 hours in advance and be on time.

3) Transfer Your Previous Records: If you’d had a home or work shift from one area to other, you must verify with your old dentist to transfer your existing dental records to the new dentist in place.

4) Brush and Floss: Don’t take your mouth dirty and stinky when you’re about to go for a dental check-up. Besides helping the dentist to examine it easily, it also serves you with better results.

5) Come Updated: Note that you come prepared with your updated medical history, any insurance and any further details on your health entailed in your document. Know that, the more you make your dentist knows about your health records, the more he/she will be able to give you a more personalized care.

6) Discuss in Detail: Make a checklist of all your queries and problems that you were experiencing such as bleeding, sensitivity or sores. Also, it is important to list down all the medicines and supplements that you take it for your temporary pains. Be honest and answer the questions of the dentist.

7) Confront Dental Anxiety: Propose all your fears about the dental treatment that you’re about to undergo to your dentist in advance so that you both can work together to reduce your anxieties and increase your comfort levels.

8) Fix the Next Checkup: Take down the post-checkup steps to be followed and stick to them accordingly. Also, decide on a follow-up appointment date at your convenience.

Your dentist may need your fullest co-operation and in return, you may also need expert professional guidance. It is of no matter whether you’re visiting a dental clinic for cleaning or check-up or any disease or any complicated treatment, the ultimate necessity is “preparedness”.





Bad Breath Control – How a Dentist Can Help ?

Bad breath or halitosis as it is referred to by dentists, is a common oral condition and a reason why patients seek dental consultation. Halitosis is the result of microbial activity in the mouth in a majority of the population.Treatment options are relatively straightforward when the clinician can objectively verify the presence of oral malodor/bad breath. In many cases, however, the patient’s complaint of bad breath does not appear to have an objective basis.

Reasons for oral-based malodor include –

– Poor oral hygiene.
– Periodontal disease.
– Faulty dental restorations.
– Debris buildup on the posterior area of the tongue.

Many factors influence the way in which we generally perceive odors. Qualitative judgments of odors largely depend on a person’s experience and personality traits. In this context, how we perceive our own breath odor is even more complex. Generally speaking, people appear to be unable to tell whether they have bad breath. This inability, termed the ‘bad breath paradox’ results in millions of people who have bad breath, but are unaware of it, while millions of others who do not have discernible bad breath think they do. The consequences of this paradox are immense.

People who are not aware of their bad breath may come across social professional rejections without knowing why. Since bad breath and other body odors are intimate topics, few of us are willing to confront people who have this problem. This is unfortunate, as bad breath often is indicative of oral and medical conditions that can be treated. On the other hand, so-called “halitophobia” spend their entire lives obsessed with the thought that others perceive them as having bad breath. This obsession causes them to severely restrict their behavior, avoid social interactions and regularly attempt to cover up a problem that does not exist.

Classification of halitosis:

  • Genuine halitosis
    • Physiologic halitosis
    • Pathologic halitosis
  • Pseudo-halitosis
  • Halitophobia.

Most oral malodor originates within the oral cavity itself, mostly as an effect of microbial activity, in which volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) and other volatile compounds are produced through proteolysis and putrefaction of glycoproteins and proteins. Furthermore, cleaning of the teeth and tongue, rinsing with mouthwash, and periodontal therapy can control oral malodor.

However, it has also been reported that these treatments are often deemed unsuccessful by patients who are extremely sensitive to and often delusional about the behavior of others towards their imagined oral malodor, and who suffer from oral malodor with accompanying psychosomatic tendencies.

Halitosis is also caused due to certain systemic conditions, namely

  • Chronic liver failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Carcinoma

Thus in such cases treatment of the underlying cause can bring the halitosis under control.

Home Remedies for Bad Breath – Figuring out the cause of bad breath is the first step, obviously, in doing something about it, but here are some home remedies to keep your breath as fresh as possible.

Keep your mouth clean – Brush thoroughly before breakfast and after dinner which should be followed by flossing.Food/bacteria trapped between teeth and at the gumline can be removed only with floss; if it’s left to linger, it’s not going to smell nice. Periodontal/gum disease can result in bad breath too.

Clean your tongue – Bacteria left on your tongue can contribute to less-than-fresh breath, so be sure to brush your tongue after you’ve cleaned your pearly whites.

Denture care – If you wear dentures, remove them prior to sleeping.Clean them thoroughly and wear them again in the morning.

Wet your oral cavity – A dry mouth can cause smelly breath. Saliva contains natural antibacterial effects that help clean your mouth, and it washes away food particles.(Saliva flow is reduced at night, which explains why your breath smells sour in the morning.) Try chewing on sugarless mints to stimulate saliva production.

Don’t stress out – Stress can dry out your mouth, causing bad breath.

Avoid potent foods – Garlic and onions, among other foods, contain sulfur compounds that move on to the lungs after they are absorbed in the bloodstream, which in turn can cause bad breath.

How a dentist can help – Regular professional cleaning, correction of faulty restorations/fillings, correction of ill-fitting dentures, full mouth disinfection, treatment of gum/periodontal diseases and other oral diseases/lesions that may be a precursor or cause of halitosis can be done with the dentists diagnostic and treatment skills.

Kindly visit us at any one of our Dental Centres in case of any kind of dental problem or for a thorough dental assessment.

Courtesy Dr. Vignesh N, Apollo WHITE Dental, Puducherry. For more details call: +91 954 3368478 or email: patientcare@apollowhitedental.com