Clear Embarrassing Acid Reflux And Bad Breath With Simple Tips You Can Apply Today
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There is nothing more embarrassing than being at a social event, with people you need to impress, and your partner or work college turns round and whispers into your ear – those dreaded words – 'your breath stinks'. Bad breath is a common problem and many people have it. The only problem is that we think other people have it, not us.
Getting To The Bottom Of The Problem
Common bad breath is easily cured with a good brush or flossing of the teeth or a scrape of the tongue. But, if its acid reflux causing your bad breath, then it becomes more complicated. Common foul breath can easily be narrowed down to bacteria that stay in your mouth, especially between the teeth and the surface of the tongue.
A quick floss and tongue scrape usually does the trick. The only problem with bad breath as a result of acid reflux is the problem does not originate in the mouth. The true source of the problem is further down.
What Causes Acid Reflux And Bad Breath
Acid reflux or GERD as its also known, is a common disorder with many symptoms that include heart burn, chest pains, sore throat and of course bad breath. The cause of these symptoms is a result of the contents of your stomach leaking into and traveling up the esophagus or your food pipe.
The esophagus is the circular tube that connects the mouth to your stomach. The contents of your stomach contain undigested foods, acid, digestive enzymes and bile, which is used to break down fat. This mixture is very acidic and gives off a strong odor. Acid reflux can cause bad breath as a result of the stomach contents traveling up the esophagus and into the throat area.
Mouthwash Will Not Help
Using ordinary bad breath remedies or mouth wash will have little effect on your bad breath because they only focus on the bacteria in your mouth. Because the bad breath is being caused by stomach acid entering your esophagus, then it is here that you need to focus your attention.
GERD can be a functional problem where the valve at the bottom of the esophagus fails to close and allows the stomach acid to flow back up (a reflux). Although there is not much you can do about that, you can control other contributing factors. Your acid reflux can be triggered by certain eating habits as well as the type of foods you eat.
Apply These Helpful Tips For Fresher Breath
There are certain foods that are well known to trigger acid reflux and these include citrus fruits, chocolate, coffee and fried foods. So these foods should be avoided.
Eating heavy meals is going to increase the risk of acid reflux because large quantities of food are going to increase the volume of acid in your stomach. This pressure can force the acid into your esophagus.
Many people with acid reflux also have a lack of digestive enzymes in their stomach. These enzymes are found in many plant based foods that help the stomach to break down food into a more absorbable state. In this way the stomach does not have to produce as much acid.