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Pregnancy gingivitis affects many pregnant women and may be linked to premature babies. Cure gingivitis during pregnancy and reduce the risk to you and your baby. Stop bleeding gums during pregnancy and stay healthy.

Women who are pregnant should have a periodontal exam as part of prenatal care. Statistics have found that only half of expecting mothers receive proper dental care.

Pregnancy gingivitis” is the swelling/inflammation of the gums that many pregnant women suffer, especially early on in their pregnancy.  It is caused by a bacterial film that grows on the teeth, resulting in plaque buildup.  This plaque irritates the gum tissue, making them tender, bright red, swollen, sensitive, and easy to make bleed.

The hormonal changes during pregnancy change the body’s natural response to dental plaque, and thus exaggerate the way the gum tissues react to the bacteria in plaque, thus resulting in a higher chance of pregnant women getting gingivitis.  Generally, if extra care is taken of the teeth and possible plaque buildup, it can be prevented.  It is even more important to have a good oral hygienic routine during this time.

It is very important for expecting mothers to take care quickly if they have gum disease because they have a six times greater risk of having preterm and low-birth weight babies!  If expecting mothers had untreated tooth decay and/or consumed a lot of sugar, their children had four times the risk of developing tooth decay as opposed to children of other mothers.

As far as hormones are concerned, expecting mothers (and also women who take oral contraceptives) generally experience elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone.  This is why pregnant women have a 65 to 70% chance of developing gingivitis during the pregnancy.  The risk of getting gingivitis increases beginning with the second month of pregnancy and decreases with the ninth month.

If you already have gingivitis going in to a pregnancy, it will likely get worse during pregnancy if you do not get treatment.  Keep in mind that it is the bacteria in plaque that causes gingivitis by infecting the gum tissue and not the hormonal changes.

The problem with gum disease (periodontal disease) is that the infected gums are toxic reservoirs of disease-causing bacteria.  The toxins released can attack the ligaments, gums, and bones surrounding your teeth to create infected pockets similar to large infected wounds in the oral cavity.  These pockets, unfortunately, can provide access to your bloodstream and allow bacteria to travel throughout your body.

Since the bacteria that cause gingivitis can enter the bloodstream, the bacteria can travel all the way down to the uterus.  This triggers the body to produce prostaglandins, which is a natural fatty acid that normally controls inflammation and smooth muscle contraction.  When a woman is pregnant, her level of prostaglandins increases and peaks when she goes into labor.  It is possible that if extra prostaglandins are produced when the body is reacting to infected gums, a pregnant women’s body may think it is a signal to go into labor sooner than expected, thus causing a baby to be born too early or too small.

Pregnancy Tumors

Pregnancy tumors (pyogenic granuloma) are part of the exaggerated response to the plaque/bacteria that causes gum disease.  They are inflammatory and benign growths that develop on the gums, and although they are not cancerous, they should be treated.  They are rare and usually painless.

Beware of any medications that you take during pregnancy when you are treating an infection.

How to Prevent Pregnancy Gingivitis:

 

–          Brush teeth 2-3X a day and after meals whenever possible

–          Floss and use mouthwash every day

–          If you are suffering from morning sickness, rinse your mouth with water frequently and/or brush your teeth as often as possible to neutralize the acid caused by vomiting

–          If tooth brushing causes morning sickness, rinse your mouth with water, brush without the toothpaste and use an anti-plaque fluoride mouthwash afterwards

–          Eat healthy foods with plenty of vitamin B12 and C

–           See a dentist for advice on preventing/controlling plaque and gingivitis.  Schedule routine checkups and dental cleanings.

Source:  Dental Gentle Care
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Worst Remedies For Bad Breath

Listed below are things you should really try to avoid when dealing with Bad Breath.

1. Intestinal cleansing methods: Bad breath is not the stomach or intestine. It originates in the mouth. Cleaning the pipes can be good for general health, but do not expect to eliminate bad breath by doing this.

2. Chewing snuff:  Smokeless snuff and chewing tobacco is a health hazard and causes dissolving of the gum’s and increases the chances of losing the material to hold teeth firmly in the mouth, and worst of all causes oral cancer. Avoid chewing tobacco all costs.

3. Breath mints and sprays: A wonderful aroma in the  mouth are not an indication of a healthy mouth.  Using  mints and sprays to temporarily hide your bad breath, will give a real treat for the bad bacteria that will greatly aggravate the problem.

4. Tongue piercing: As with any wound on your body, tongue piercing creates an entry-point for bacteria, and that has the potential to worsen your problem considerably! If you think “ordinary” bad breath is bad, imagine what it will be like if you have a smelly infection in your tongue as well!

5. Mouthwash: Use this at your own risk. Many of the mouthwashes contain very high levels of alcohol which can actually WORSEN bad breath!

6. Brushing teeth with soap or cleansers: Incredible as it may seem, people have tried to brush their teeth with a detergent, bleach and other cleaning products! Thinking that if these things do a good job of cleaning their homes, maybe they will do a good job of cleaning their teeth. But many of these products are toxic and sometimes fatal. They should never (ever) be put in the mouth!

7. Alcoholic Beverages such as Vodka, martinis, or whiskey: Alcohol is a drying agent, and will further accelerate the problem by making your mouth very dry (which results in accelerated growth of bad bacteria).

8. Chewing gum: Chewing gum does promote salivary juice flow, but only covers up bad breath. Try drinking water throughout the day as this will keep you in good health as well.

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Causes And Remedies Of Bad Breath

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Causes And Remedies Of  Bad Breath

Halitosis or Bad breath is an embarrassing problem that is commonly seen in a number of people globally. It is a condition that can be treated effectively as long as the cause of the bad breath is addressed.

It has been found that the causes range widely but 85-90% of all the causes originate from the mouth itself.

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SUMMARY:Tonsil stones are very misdiagnosed and are more common than most people think. By knowing what they are, how they are caused, one can follow simple steps in order to prevent and remove tonsil stones without having surgery.

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Tonsil Stones and Tonsilloliths Can Be PreventedTonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths, are caused by an accumulation of sulfur-producing bacteria and debris that become lodged in the tonsils. The debris, which can include mucous from post nasal drip, putrifies in the back of your throat and collects in the tonsil crypts (small pockets which appear on the surface of the tonsils).

Along with tonsil stones, when the debris combine with the volatile sulfur compounds produced by the anaerobic bacteria beneath the surface of your tongue, it can also create chronic Halitosis (and other bad breath and taste disorders).

Important: If you do not have your tonsils then you will not under most circumstances experience tonsil stones. However this does not mean that you should run out and get your tonsils removed.

As we get older, tonsillectomies become increasingly dangerous; however, even if you have your tonsils removed, you will most likely still have bad breath! Why?

The sulfur-producing bacteria breeding beneath the surface of your tongue, which are integral to the creation of those tonsil stones, are the most likely candidates to cause bad breath!

So, even if you have your tonsils removed, unless you remove or hinder these anaerobic bacteria, you may still scare away people with your bad breath!

And, since you can’t have your tongue removed (at least not in the U.S.), there is a better idea. Fortunately, getting rid of tonsil stones is not that difficult…

How to Get Rid of Tonsil Stones

A simple combination of oxygenating tablets and nasal sinus drops will effectively eliminate tonsil stones without unnecessary tonsil surgery. Also, the occasional use of an oxygenating spray will help to immediately neutralize the anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria on contact.

The Bad Breath Bible states that if you truly want to prevent bad breath then you must use oxygenating toothpastes and mouthwashes, and ideally a tongue scraper to effectively neutralize the anaerobic bacteria from the very back of the tongue.

When you use such an oxygenating toothpaste and mouthwash, you will experience a residual effect from the oxygenating tablets and nasal sinus drops solution, and it will stop the tonsil stones from ever forming again.

According to the California Breath Clinics, which has offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, research has found that most people following this formula have reported a significant reduction or complete elimination of tonsil stones.

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The Worst Remedies For Bad Breath!

“How NOT To Treat Bad Breath:

The Worst Remedies For Bad Breath!”

  1. Mouthwash: Use this at your peril! The majority of mouthwashes contain very high levels of alcohol which actually WORSENS bad breath!
  2. Breath mints and sprays: A pleasing smelling mouth doesn’t nesessarily mean that you have a healthy mouth. Mints and spray temporarily mask your bad breath, but provide a veritable feast for bad bacteria that will significantly worsen the probelm.
  3. Chewing gum: Chewing gum does increase salivary juice flow, but only masks bad breath. Try drinking water throughout the day instead, which keeps you in good health as well.
  4. Chewing tobacco: Smokeless tobacco is a health hazard and causes gums to dissolve and increases the chance of losing the material that hold your teeth firmly in your mouth, and, worst of alll, causes oral cancer. Avoid at all costs.
  5. Vodka, martinis, or whiskey: Alcohol is a drying agent, and will further increase the problem by making your mouth too dry (which results in accelerated growth of bad bacteria).
  6. Brushing with cleanser: Unbelievable as it sounds, many people have tried to brush their teeth with household detergents, bleach, and other cleaning products! They “reason” that, if those things do such a good job cleaning their house, maybe they’ll do a good job cleaning their teeth as well. However, many of these products are poisonous and, in some instances, fatal. They should never (ever) be put in your mouth!
  7. Intestinal cleansing methods: Bad breath doesn’t originate in the stomach or intestine. It originates in your mouth. Internal cleanses might be good for overall health, but don’t expect them to eliminate your bad breath.
  8. Tongue piercing: As with any wound on your body, tongue piercing creates an entry-point for bacteria, and that has the potential to worsen your problem considerably! If you think “ordinary” bad breath is bad, imagine what it will be like if you have a smelly infection in your tongue as well!

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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

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There are many ways to cover up bad breath, but if you’re tired of and want to banish halitosis once and for all, take these instructions to heart–or should we say mouth?

Steps

  1. Clean your mouth thoroughly, regularly. Two major sources of mouth odor are bacteria and decaying food particles. There are hundreds of nooks and crannies in the landscape of your mouth where these offenders can get lodged. Brushing is not enough.
    • Clean your tongue. Your tongue, unfortunately, is like a shaggy carpet where all kinds of smelly stuff can hide. When you brush your teeth (which should be at least twice a day) use your toothbrush, the edge of a spoon, or a tongue cleaner to “scrape” your tongue.
      • If you have a sensitive gag reflex, you might not like this task. You need to clean your entire tongue, including the part close to your tonsils. Read >How to Suppress the Gag Reflex> for some tips.
    • Floss. Make it as much of a mindless habit as brushing your teeth. At first, your gums might bleed as you dislodge chunks of food that have “stuck” to your teeth and gum for who knows how long. But take a second to smell the floss after you pass it through your teeth, if you dare. You’ll see (or smell) where the bad breath is coming from.
  2. Keep your mouth moisturized. A dry mouth is a stinky mouth. That’s why your breath is worse in the morning; your mouth produces less saliva as you sleep. Saliva is the enemy of bad breath because not only does it physically wash bacteria and food particles away, but it also has antiseptic and enzymes that kill bacteria.
    • Chewing gum stimulates saliva production (in addition to covering up the odor with some kind of scent). Mints do not encourage saliva production.
    • Drink water. It won’t necessarily increase saliva production, but it’ll wash out your mouth and it’s good for you. See How to Drink More Water Every Day.
    • Dry mouth can be caused by certain medications and medical conditions. Ask your doctor about switching medications, or addressing the underlying condition.
  3. Choose your gum carefully. As mentioned in the previous step, any gum will help with bad breath because the chewing action results in more saliva being produced. Some gums, however, have better bad-breath-fighting abilities than others:
    • Cinnamon flavoring seems to be especially effective in reducing bacteria counts in your mouth.
    • Look for gum sweetened with xylitol. For one thing, sugar’s not good for your mouth. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that actually works to prevent bacteria from replicating in the mouth.
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What You Need To Know About Bad Breath And Dry Mouth

This article has some great information regarding halitosis.

What You Need To Know About Bad Breath And Dry Mouth

Many people suffer from halitosis and never know it. Other people might be too nice to come right out and tell you that your breath stinks. And we all know it is very difficult to smell your own breath. Your bad breath might be interfering with your social and professional success without you even noticing. So how do you know that you have bad breath? Are there things to look for? There are a number of things to look for and to take into consideration when you’re trying to determine whether or not you have bad breath.

Do you have a bad taste in your mouth often? Having a bad taste in your mouth could mean that you have halitosis. Are people always stepping away from you when you talk to them? Maybe they are doing their best to avoid direct contact with you? These can also be signs that you have bad breath or halitosis. Are people always offering you a stick of chewing gum or some mints? If so then this might be a sign that your breath stinks. Another sign of bad breath is having a white or yellow film on the top of your tongue.

There are options available to you if you suffer from a chronic bad breath problem. You can be treated by visiting a clinic or you can purchase home treatment kits and treat your bad breath from the comfort of your own home. One of the causes of smelly breath is dry mouth. Most of us take saliva for granted until it is gone and we begin suffering from dry mouth. Statistics show that at least one third of adults in United States of America suffer from xerostomia.

A normal individual’s salivary glands will usually produce approximately four to six cups of saliva each day. Dry mouth symptoms can begin developing rapidly when this amount drops a significant amount. There are a number of symptoms that one could experience when suffering from xerostomia. Some of the symptoms include mild dryness or pain and burning in your mouth. There are a number of things that can occur if dry mouth is not treated effectively within a reasonable amount of time. A few of the consequences of xerostomia include gum disease, increased tooth decay, and halitosis. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to treat the problem quickly.

There are a number of things that can cause xerostomia however the most common cause of the decrease of saliva in the mouth is taking certain types of medications. There are approximately over four hundred medications, prescribed and non-prescribed, that are known to cause xerostomia. Dry mouth is known to cause halitosis. Dry mouth can cause the pH or acid/base balance within the mouth to become altered which causes the environment within the mouth to become more acceptable to the growth of anaerobic bacteria. The only good thing that can be said about dry mouth is that it is easily treated.

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Bad Breath Home Remedies

How to Kill Bad Breath by Jun H Yang

How to Kill Bad Breath

Nearly anyone can have bad breath from time to time, but chronic halitosis can make a person feel like a social outcast. While there are some medical conditions that can trigger halitosis, more often there is a simple cause that is easily treated at home.

Simple halitosis is caused by an imbalance of the bacteria in the mouth. Everyone has oral bacteria of various kinds, but when there are too many gram-negative anaerobic ones, they ferment food particles in the mouth to produce sulfur compounds. That scary description isn’t really all that bad. “Gram-negative” just means that the bacteria fall into one of two groups that lab workers use for identification purposes. “Anaerobic” means that the bacteria don’t need oxygen to grow and thus find places like the mouth to be a wonderful vacation spot.

Reducing the number of these germs is the first step in treating halitosis. Eliminating all bacteria in the mouth is not desirable because some of them serve as the front line of the immune system. Cutting down on the sulfur formers is the key.

The Bad Breath Report provides simple home remedies that keep these bacteria at bay. Not only will these household products treat halitosis, but they will also brighten a smile and keep the gums healthy.

While commercial products advertised on TV may temporarily mask the odor of the sulfur compounds, they seldom do anything to reduce the bacteria. They are a waste of time and money and may even be harmful in the long term.

Here are a few simple home remedies that can pay big dividends at the dentist’s office:

� Hydrogen peroxide like Mom used to pour on cuts is an effective treatment for gum disease and for whitening teeth. Rinsing the toothbrush in this after use will kill off harmful bacteria that linger in the bristles and will keep them from reinfecting the mouth.

� Baking soda is a low-abrasive tooth polish that helps remove stains and plaque from the teeth. It is also basic in nature, so it helps neutralize oral acids formed by the fermentation of food particles.

The Bad Breath Report contains these and many more simple home remedies. The report also provides insight into revolutionary new techniques for repairing tooth decay from the inside out, how a device using light can treat many oral disorders, which home health device can reverse gum disease using plain tap water, and why fluoridation of drinking water may not be so harmless and healthy. Read about the BioGun, an electronic innovation that zaps dental decay in a safe, noncontact way. Find out what plant the Chinese have been using for millennia to fight tooth decay and other illness.

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A Bad Breath Solution for Chronic Sufferers

Very often when people discover that they have bad breath they are left wondering what to do next.  A lot of people ramp up their dental hygiene, devour mints, chew gum and hurriedly visited their dentist.  But this may not be the bad breath solution your case requires.

The bad breath that follows a spicy meal is very different to the chronic bad breath that plagues some people all their lives.  This particular bad breath is generated by organs in your body that are not working as they should.  For example diabetes and liver or kidney disorders can be responsible or contributing factors.

What you should do here, apart from ensuring your oral hygiene is up to the mark, is to have your dentist check you out for gum infection and caries, and have your doctor examine you for physical disorders is that could be causing your halitosis.  As a result of this you may need to come to some conclusions as to what foods and beverages may be causing your bad breath.

While all this is going on, it would be advisable to use a commercially available medication as a supplementary aid.  There are a number of reputable products available on the Internet that will overcome your difficulties.

Click here to read my blog where you can discover go some great tips for quickly overcoming the problems of chronic bad breath –for ever.

 

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What Is Halitosis Breath?

Halitosis breath is simply bad breath or offensive breath, and basically derives from two areas of the body, namely the oral cavity (mouth) or the lungs. It is very important to find the cause of Bad Breath.

If it’s the oral cavity that’s giving offensive breath it will be for one of three reasons:

1.    deposits of plaque and decaying food on or between the teeth,
2.    decaying teeth and
3.    Infected gums.

If the offense is coming from the lungs it is because offensive gases have been deposited there from other parts of the body by the bloodstream.  An example would be the gases that are produced in the gastrointestinal tract.  Diabetes too, can be a derivative of offensive odors that find their way through the bloodstream to the lungs where they contaminate the breath.

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