More and more, you will find celebrities finding solution in natural, holistic care. The necessity to maintain a beautiful, healthy body often dictates choosing care that is not invasive but gentle and natural. Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise and Madonna, to name a few, have firmly chosen for a holistic lifestyle to stay healthy in their demanding careers.
For example, when Jennifer Lawrence kissed Liam Hemsworth on the big screen, it looked like a dream come true. But according to Liam Hemsworth, her Hunger Games co-star, it could also be a nightmare, because Jennifer’s breath wasn’t always fresh. “Anytime I had to kiss Jennifer it was pretty uncomfortable,” Hemsworth said on The Tonight Show.
Lawrence said the problem resulted from eating tuna or garlic before the kissing scenes; fortunately, the two stars were able to share a laugh about it later. But for many people, bad breath is no joke. It can lead to embarrassment and social difficulties – not only for kissing celebrities – and it occasionally indicates a more serious problem.
So what causes bad breath, and what can you do about it?
There are different reasons for bad breath, ranging from eating smelly foods such as tuna or onions to more serious problems with the liver or intestinal systems. Since your organs are “connected” to your teeth (see the Meridian Tooth Chart) the condition of your teeth directly influence specific organs in your body. Your best bet is to stay well hydrated and snack on crisp, fresh foods like celery, apples or parsley.
Mouth dryness and reduced salivary flow during the nighttime is what causes “morning breath,” while coffee and tobacco also affect not only your breath but your overall health. Gum disease and infections cause bad breath and a lot more other health issues, if not treated.
First off, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath. The goal of oral hygiene is to control the harmful bacteria that live in your mouth. These micro-organisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health. Remember to brush twice and floss once daily, stay away from sugary foods and beverages and visit our office regularly for checkups and holistic cleanings.
If you have gum issues (tender or bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth, etc.) you need to come to our office right away to get these symptoms treated before they get worse!