A Vaccine Against Bad Breath?

Wish there was an easy way to wipe out halitosis? Allure Magazine reports a vaccine might be in the horizon that eliminates bad breath. The good news is that the mice that were treated became less malodorous; the bad news is that it could be five to ten years before the therapy is available.

What causes bad breath?
Studies have shown that bad breath comes from a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors explains Webmd.com. Cavities, gum disease, cracked fillings, grimy dentures and certain medical conditions might also be the culprit.

How can we combat halitosis?
Good oral hygiene, which means diligent brushing and flossing. See your dentist regularly; he can advise you on what will improve your breath.

Chew gum with xylitol, which can prevent the growth of bacteria. The gum will also bring more saliva to the mouth, which naturally makes your mouth fresher. Use mouthwash products that are geared for eliminating bacteria. Drink water, which helps flush away bacteria and food particles.

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