Doctor Oz discuss Halitosis or bad breath to teach us how to recognize if we have bad breath and how to get rid of it. 25% of people think that they have bad breath when they don’t, while others think they don’t have bad breath and they do! Seat 35 got to help Dr. Oz explore bad breath and the Breath of the Dead!
Dr. Oz said that bacteria are in many parts of your body, with 600 types of bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria grows in food and on your tongue and taste-buds. Even your nose and stomach have bacteria. You can use a spoon to scrape the back of your tongue, and then smell to see if you have bad breathe.
Many people use a toothbrush to clean their tongue, but toothbrushes don’t reach far enough back. You must use a Tongue Scraper! A Tongue Scraper reaches back far enough on your tongue to scrape off the bacteria that cause very bad breathe.
So what is this “Breath of the Death” talk? Dr. Oz said that your bad breath can indicate potentially life threatening problems. For example, if your liver is not working correctly, then you can get a very bad smell in your mouth like sulfur or bad eggs. You may also turn jaundice or yellow. Go to your doctor immediately if you have any of these signs.
Other home remedies Dr. Oz recommends for bad breath include Fenugreek Seed Tea which will make more moisture in your mouth and help with bad breathe and Cardamom Seeds which contain cineol, a great antiseptic that will help your bad breathe.
Dr. Oz’s last piece of advice for people with bad breathe is that if someone who cares about you offers you a breath mint or something for bad breathe two or more times this week, you probably have bad breathe.