Dentist reveals the foods that give you stinky breath
Bad breath – everyone had it. But some things make it smellier than others.
One dentist told me that some common foods are not so good when it comes to good fresh breath.
Dr Stuart Beggs from Chelsea, west London, explained on TikTok the common offenders when it comes to bad breath odors.
Most of us are probably aware of particularly pungent foods that leave a lingering odor, such as garlic and onions.
As tasty as they are, these foods can stay in our mouths for a while, according to Dr. Beggs.
He added that fish can also have the same effect, especially if you eat foods like tuna.
Dr. Beggs explained that halitosis – or chronic bad breath – can get worse if you smoke.
He advised avoiding things that cause dehydration, such as alcohol or coffee.
This is because if your body does not have enough water to produce the required amount of saliva, you may experience dry mouth. This, in turn, gives the bacteria a chance to stay on your tongue and spread bad breath.
Dr. Beggs’ video comes after another viral dentist video made by Dr. Surina Sehgal, a general and cosmetic dentist, who shared the oral care products she avoided.
She explained: “Avoid alcohol in all mouthwashes, it’s too harsh” as it can dissolve natural tooth enamel.
Dr. Sehgal also advised avoiding homemade dental kits that contain home-made enamel-removal scalpels that could do more harm than good.
Using a set of her own brand Boots as an example, she said: “These tools have very sharp edges, which can easily injure the gums and chip the teeth.”
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She also said that fast-acting tooth whiteners are not worth it.
The expert continued: “This [product] works with a very clever color illusion, but doesn’t actually whiten teeth.
“So don’t trust the hype guys!”
She added: “I see these home whitening kits everywhere. Be very careful, as some of them contain weak acids and abrasives that can wear away your enamel for a long time.”
Dr. Segal said the same about charcoal toothpaste and said you should avoid them if you can. She claimed:[They] contains abrasive particles to remove surface stains, but daily use of this product can lead to thinning of the enamel.
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