By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) – Having a problem getting a date? Or a job?
The cause may be more esoteric than your personality, looks, or business qualifications.
Bad breath or halitosis is a condition that very few people talk about upfront. It’s an awkward topic that is usually discussed about you, after you have left the room. Most of us are afraid that it may create embarrassment or awkward feelings if actually discussed with you.
So let me set the record straight. If you are supposedly a GOOD friend to someone who has a halitosis (bad breath) problem, live up to your reputation and BE a GOOD friend, and tell your buddy that they have a problem. It is very correctable; usually within a short period of time. But it will NEVER get fixed if your friend doesn’t know he has a problem.
There are many reasons for bad breath. The most obvious dental reason is infected gums (periodontal disease) or rotting teeth (cavities). A simple visit to the dentist will usually get this under control quickly.
But there are other causes, usually not so obvious. Below is my list of the most common causes of halitosis:
The challenge is what to do for the person who has perfect teeth and gums? Well, in my 30+ years of actively treating halitosis, I can honestly say that the answer is “Plenty!”
Here’s a simple list of do it yourself fixes. If these don’t work, it is definitely time to see a professional for help. There is no reason for anyone to feel hopeless about their breath problem.
Conventional mouthwash is not the answer, as it only treats the symptom. Bad breath can be cured. But no cure can be found until the cause is known. Each of the listed relevant factors mentioned above (and more) should be explored in detail with your dentist or health practitioner. With a bit of diligence, a natural holistic approach will work.
Dr. Idelle Brand is a holistic dentist, multifaceted integrative healer and teacher of diverse complementary healing modalities. She is the author of Enlightened Indigo Child, an important book for people with high sensitivities and My Secrets to Regaining Health, a concise handbook that delves into the possible reasons for unresolved health issues and how to resolve them.
She is also the founder of Enlightened Dentistry™, a new paradigm of integrative holistic dental care that encompasses healing of the body, mind and spirit. She can be reached through her website TheBrandWellnessCenter.com