Good oral hygiene can go a long way to keeping your breath smelling fresh; however, there are times when your breath may smell pretty bad, even if you're brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash every day. This may not be so much of an issue if you suffer from bad breath after a big night out or after eating foods that linger for a day or two. Typically, this kind of bad breath tends to disappear on its own.
However, if you seem to get bad breath more than normal, you may be looking for ways to cover up the smell during the day when the effects of brushing or mouthwashes wear off. Chewing a mint gum can do this job for you, at least for a while, but may not be a permanent solution. Switching from a mint-flavoured gum to a cinnamon one may give you the fix you need.
How Cinnamon Works on Bad Breath
Any flavour of gum will cover up bad breath smells temporarily. The problem you may have with persistent bad breath is that this cover up only lasts for as long as the gum flavour stays in your mouth. Once it wears off, your breath may well start to smell again.
While gums can help freshen your breath to some extent, most don't have the ability to fight your bad breath bacteria at source, which is why you may want to try a cinnamon gum.
Gums with a cinnamon flavour can cover up smells like any other gum; however, cinnamon gums also have the ability to attack the bacteria that gives you bad breath in the first place. While a cinnamon gum may not be able to eradicate every single bad breath bacteria in your mouth and won't prevent bacteria from returning, the fact that this natural oil can kill some halitosis germs should improve the smell of your breath for longer than a regular gum.
Tip: If you're using chewing gum to combat bad breath, make sure to buy sugar-free products. Regular gums that contain sugar may harm your teeth.
Some bad breath issues have an obvious cause. For example, if you smoke, have nasal congestion or have eaten a spicy meal, you might expect your breath to smell unpleasant for a while. If you regularly suffer from bad breath but can't understand why, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your family dentist. In some cases, bad breath can be a sign that you have issues with tooth decay or gum disease that need treatment; in others, your dentist may be able to give you oral hygiene tips to help make your breath smell fresher on a more permanent basis.
As a mum, I know how essential sport can be to children's development. Through team sports like soccer, kids learn persistence, sportsmanship and the value of supporting their team members. However, all that learning carries some risk as well, and a stray elbow or a ball to the face can result in oral injuries. I have been the mum rushing to the emergency room with a precious permanent tooth sitting in a cup of milk. Admittedly, at the time, I wasn't even sure if the cup of milk was the right solution. As a parent, you will face those situations, and I'm here to make sure you know what to do when they pop up. With this blog, let's explore children's dentistry and sports injuries together... I want you to have the info you need to stay cool, calm and collected, regardless of how many teeth are on the pitch.