What is chronic bad breath? To answer that question, you may need to try this: Lick your palm and let the saliva dry. After that, smell the part with the dried up saliva. What you smell is what your breath smells. If people smell your bad breath all the time then the chances of you having the dreaded “bad smell syndrome is pretty imminent.
It is not pretty to have chronic bad breath. Having periodic halitosis may seem bad but when you have bad breath day in and day out, that is a different story. So what do you do? You need to put a stop to bad smell.
There are some medical treatments that can be used to either cure or give a relief from bad breath. But if you are not financially privileged you may need to settle for the more common treatments that are not too heavy on your wallet.
Let’s start with the old brushing technique. You need to consistently brush your teeth 3x a day or if possible after every single meal. Add flossing in there too. Your tongue may also need some cleaning and you can do this by using your toothbrush or a dedicated tongue scraper. This may not be the easiest thing to do at first as you might gag from time to time. Practice is the key to overcoming this.
Chronic bad breath can also be caused by your diet. Make sure that take away onions, garlic, soda, and coffee out of your diet. If you cannot seem to live without any of these and since sugar is also an essential component of one’s diet, you may need to minimize it. Drinking and smoking can also cause or trigger bad smell so these two may also need to be minimized.
Now, if you are really keen on knowing a known medical treatment that can help ease the pains of bad smell there is a known drug called carbamide peroxide. This odorless treatment was originally intended to be used as a bleaching agent but was later on shown to cure chronic bad breath.
Those who have actually used this all claim to have experienced improvement in their breath. However, the usage of this requires the consent and approval of a local expert. Do not be adventurous by trying this on your own as you may end up damaging your teeth and the insides of your mouth. It pays to be safe.