Have you ever gone to a really nice restaurant to have lunch; the food gets to you looking so delicious and you just can’t wait to dig in, and sadly on your first bite, its sandy, or you find a little stone, or worse a tiny insect in the sauce.
Such experience would cause you to lose interest in the food, the validity of the dining, and the overall prestige of the restaurant because you would never let any of your family members and friends eat there; it’s the same with bad breath and body odor.
No matter how gorgeous, beautifully dressed, or influential a person is, having a mouth or body odor is enough to repel anyone and even keep your friends away. It becomes more saddening when people find it difficult to tell one and even keep your friends away. It becomes more saddening when people find it difficult to lovingly call your attention to it or tell you bluntly that you’ve got breath issues.
So let’s make a small list of causes, prevention and care, shall we?
A lot of people are very conscious of their breath; from flossing daily, brushing day and night, using mouth wash every second and tons of other procedures, because having a bad breath can be really embarrassing. Sadly many of these products are only temporary measures, there are also some other causes of bad breaths which extends beyond forgetting to floss or brush your teeth.
There are certain foods, health conditions and habits that are contributing factors as well. Infections or chronic inflammation in the nose, sinuses or throat can cause bad breath. Some medications can indirectly produce bad breath by contributing to dry mouth. Others can be broken down in the body to release chemicals that can be carried on your breath. Metabolic disorders and chronic reflux of stomach acids can also cause a distinctive breath odor as a result of chemicals they produce.
Make lifestyle changes, brush your teeth and tongue daily, drink plenty water, use dental floss, and review your oral hygiene habits.
If the bad breath persists you might need to see a dentist for proper diagnosis.
Bathing regularly is not enough to keep off body odor. Some people believe that sweating is the main cause of body odor, NO, it isn’t. In fact, sweating is very healthy, and sweat doesn’t have to smell. The two main types of sweat glands are eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands occur over most of your body and open directly onto the surface of the skin. Apocrine glands are found in areas where you have hair, such as your armpits and groin. These glands release a milky fluid when you’re stressed. This fluid is odorless until it combines with bacteria on your skin. There it is, sweat doesn’t smell, until it comes in contact with the existing bacteria on your skin, thereby causing body odor in the process.
Use antibacterial soaps to bath and also for your laundry. Watch your diet; some gaseous foods can leave you constipated and cause a rather discomforting body odor. Wear light and breathable fabrics. Shower regularly.
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