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Posted: 8/30/2010 1:48:25 AM
Almost everyone has bad breath at some stage. Persistent bad breath can be embarrassing. It can make people feel shy, awkward and self-conscious.

It’s easy to spot in others but you can never quite be sure about your own. If you think you might have bad breath, there’s a simple test you can do. Lick the inside of your wrist and sniff. If the smell is bad, you can be pretty sure your breath is too.

Or, ask someone you trust unreservedly to smell your breath. Don't be offended if they tell you there's a problem. Wouldn’t you rather know?

Generally, bad breath (also called halitosis), isn’t serious. In most cases it's caused by poor dental hygiene.

Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell.

Strong smelling food such as garlic, onions, some milk-based products (such as cheese), coffee, smoking and some types of medication can all cause short-term bad breath.

The build-up of decaying food and other bits of debris on the surface of your tonsils, known as tonsil stones, are another source of bad breath.

Bad breath can be caused by some medical conditions, such as dry mouth, diabetes, gastritis, infections in the throat, nose or lungs, as well as liver and kidney problems.

Tips for fresh breath

    * Brush your teeth twice a day. Use a fluoride toothpaste. Correct and regular brushing is very important to keep your breath smelling fresh.

    * Brush or scrape tongue. A soft rubber wiper called a tongue scraper can remove bacteria at the back of the tongue, which brushing can miss.

    * Floss your teeth. Brushing alone only cleans up to about 60% of the surface of your teeth. Flossing removes food trapped between teeth, which would otherwise turn stale and smelly. Another product you can buy to clean between your teeth is an interdental brush.

    * Use an anti-bacterial mouthwash. The best time to use it is just before bedtime. There are many different types of mouthwash. Most are alcohol-based. Alcohol can dry out or irritate your mouth, so if you have problems, switch to an alcohol-free brand that contains chlorhexadine or hydrogen peroxide.

    * Use sugar-free gum. The chewing stimulates saliva and stops your mouth drying out. A dry mouth can lead to bad breath. But gum is not a substitute for proper oral hygiene. Always clean your teeth thoroughly, even if you've chewed gum.

    * Have a check-up with your dentist at least once a year. It’s a chance to have a deep clean of your teeth and review your oral hygiene practices. You’ll also get a definitive answer on whether you’ve got bad breath.

    * Quit smoking. If you smoke, your breath is likely to smell of stale smoke. Smoking cigarettes also increases your risk of getting gum disease, which is another cause of bad breath.  

If you have persistent bad breath, try keeping a diary of all the foods you eat, and list any medicines you're taking. Take this diary to your dentist - they may be able to suggest ways to solve the problem.

If your breath doesn't improve no matter what you do, you might not even have bad breath. Some people are convinced they have bad breath when they don’t. This is a condition known as halitophobia.

People with halitophobia are paranoid about the smell of their breath. They become fixated with cleaning their teeth, chewing gum and using mouth fresheners.

Treatment for halitophobia involves talking therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy to help the person overcome their paranoia about the smell of their breath.

 
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Posted: 8/30/2010 11:07:48 PM
Something tells me that you would have breathe of turd.
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Posted: 8/30/2010 11:27:59 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Syddigs:

Something tells me that you would have breathe of turd.





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QUOTE Originally Posted by CountNo_Account:( SEE POST Forum Index  : General Discussion Syddigs      Joran Van Der Sloot)

There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.


It is shameful that you hate the Dutch.

The Dutch are an ally of the USA &UK.  They are part of NATO, indeed they were one of the founding members of NATO. Dutch soldiers have fought and died along side the USA.

Afghanistan   24 Dutch troops were killed and 140 wounded
General Peter J.M. van Uhm (Chief of Netherlands defence staff), his own son was killed in action . They supplied aircraft Four F16 jets, three Chinooks and five Apaches from the Dutch air force

"Dutch forces have served with distinction in Uruzgan, and we honour their sacrifice and that of their Afghan counterparts during the Netherlands' tenure in the province," said a statement from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf).

Analysts say the Dutch contingent has pioneered techniques which have since been held up as a model for other foreign forces in Afghanistan.

IRAQ    An independent contingent of 1,345 troops (including 650 Dutch Marines, three or four Chinook helicopters, a military police unit, a logistics team, a commando squad, a field hospital and Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64 attack helicopters) was deployed to Iraq in 2003, based in Samawah (Southern Iraq). On June 1, 2004, the Dutch government renewed their stay through 2005. The Algemeen Dagblad  reported on October 21, 2004, that the Netherlands would pull its troops out of Iraq in March 2005, which it did, leaving half a dozen liaison officers until late 2005. The Netherlands lost 2 soldiers in separate attacks.

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Posted: 9/1/2010 1:41:48 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Syddigs:

Something tells me that you would have breathe of turd.



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