Bad breath, or often referred to by medical experts as halitosis, can be a big embarrassment. If you have this problem, the good news here is that you can do something about it – and there are simple solutions you can immediately do to get rid of it.
Here are some practical tips from Dr Ada Cooper, dentist and spokesperson of the American Dental Association. According to her, eliminating foul odor from the mouth is indeed possible as long as people observe these easy habits.
1. Don’t just rely on the mouthwash. Brush and floss!
“Don’t think that living a life of mouthwash four times a day is always going to cure your bad breath,” Dr Cooper pointed out.
Besides, not brushing and flossing means you’ll have food remains between your teeth and that’s definitely not a good thing. Food that stays in your mouth is eventually “degraded by bacteria” and that’s when your breath starts smelling funky.
Make sure that you brush everyday – especially before sleeping at night to avoid having food remains in your mouth overnight.
2. Brush your tongue, too.
As Dr Cooper explained:
“Bacteria accumulates in the back surface of your tongue and can also cause strong odor.”
3. Drink lots of water.
Staying hydrated is not only good for your body but also for your breath. Having a dry mouth means “you have less saliva and when you have less saliva, food and bacteria tends to sit in your mouth for a much longer period of time,” the dentist remarked.
Of course, there are instances when doing these 3 things may not be enough. For persistent bad breath, it is recommended that they visit a dentist soon. There is always the possibility that it isn’t only caused by poor hygiene but may be a warning sign of a more serious gum problem.
Watch the full video here to learn more:
Physical Activity Can Be A Powerful Tool Against Depression
“Using genetic data, we found evidence that higher levels of physical activity may causally reduce risk for depression.”
Depression is a real mental disorder, affecting a lot of people all over the world. Treatments for depression usually involve medication, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or a combination of these approaches. On top of that, a new study suggests that there is a much easier way that can be a powerful tool against depression.
While everyone knows that regular physical activity is good for our bodies, more evidence is emerging that points to exercise as an effective way to foster healthy minds. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital used a technique called Mendelian randomization to study genetic variants and see if certain factors are associated with a higher or lower risk of disease.
“If You Use A Credit Card, You Don’t Want To Be Rich” – Mark Cuban
With a net worth of 4.1 billion dollars, Mark Cuban definitely knows what he’s talking about.
With a net worth of 4.1 billion dollars, you bet Mark Cuban definitely knows what he's talking about when it comes to money. Besides, he's known as the co-founder of Broadcast.com and as the owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
So for those who want to become wealthy in life, he does have some advice - and it might be something that may be a bit hard to take for some people.
Too Much Screen Time For Toddlers Is Linked To Poorer Development Later On
Every parent should read this!
With cell phones, tablets, and laptops, children have more ways than ever to immerse themselves in the digital world. But as a new study finds, too much time spent in front of a screen could have consequences for a child’s intellectual development.
The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, warns that kids with more exposure to screens could later run into problems with communication, motor skills, problem-solving, and social skills. Researchers found a direct association between screen time at ages two and three and development at three and five.
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