By Maureen Nakatudde
Dr Suleiman Kintu, a dental surgeon in Kampala, says most people struggle with a bad mouth ordour. He, however, says with simple practices, this issue can be dealt with successfully.
Kintu advises you to avoid eating garlic and onions or other foods that leave your mouth with bad breath when you are going in public.
Cut smoking and follow drinking with a lot of water to curb bad breath. One should drink water excessively and also keep your mouth busy.
Furthermore, always have a good breakfast for a moist and fresh mouth.
He also says there is need to check your teeth for cavities.
“The teeth should be cleaned and filled, but where it is impossible, completely removed,” he says.
In addition to that, Kintu advises people to carry out regular dental flossing.
“Flossing is basically cleaning between teeth with a thread,” he explains.
“This will help to remove the food that sticks in between the teeth.” If you are unable to do so, then you can visit a dentist to help you.
You want fresh good breath, always brush your teeth every after a meal or at least twice a day. Better still, ensure there is no food debris in the mouth.
Kintu notes that bad breath comes with unclean teeth and poor brushing of the tongue.
“Specific emphasis should be put on the back of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks and the roof of the mouth at least twice a day,” he says.
Regularly have a dental care and monthly check-up.
Kintu says if you visit a dentist and the cause of the bad breath is not known, you should see a physician. He says it might be because of a liver disease or cancer.
Dr Mabel Nantongo advises you to always eat foods that are rich in vitamins, calcium and phosphate for strong and healthy teeth. Vitamin D always helps your body to absorb calcium and phosphorous.