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 Imagine you scratching your body and it starts to bleed. Not kool right? OK!   Blood is red! Red is danger. Bleeding while brushing is a common complaint. Let's clarify this, it is not normal for you to bleed while brushing; not at all. If you bleed while brushing, one of the following is the reason: 1.       Trauma from toothbrush : Using toothbrush with hard-textured bristle is the main cause.                                                This type of toothbrush injures the gum causing it to bleed.                                                   YES! It’s that simple.   2.       Plaque and calculus accumulation: You wondering how? It’s like this Calculus attaches to the teeth and causes inflammation (redness) of the gum. When a site is inflamed, even the slightest touch causes it to bleed. it over time affects the supporting teeth structures as well.       3.       Wrong tooth brushing technique: Over-zealous tooth brushin


      Now that we know the causes of mouth odour,lets get rid of it. If you are just joining us, we have discussed the causes of mouth odour in the previous post. In getting rid of this embarrassment, Identify the cause . This is the most important step in getting rid of it. Once you know the cause, the solution is easy. Based on the causes in the the previous post, this is how to treat : 1. PHYSIOLOGICAL CAUSES - During fasting, try and engage in conversations or simply sing. This will reduce the intensity of mouth odour. The air in the mouth will not be stale. - Following when you wake up in the morning, simply brush your teeth and tongue. -It is better to eat garlic and onions cooked than eating it raw. If eaten raw, brush your teeth after.      2. PATHOLOGICAL CAUSES A) Plaque and calculus accumulation          -visit your dentist for scaling and polishing of your teeth (cleaning). Toothbrush                alone cannot remove t


                    Medical terminology= Halitosis, Fetor Oris.                                                                We all have at one time or the other had an encounter with someone with mouth odour {bad breath}. It's possible for you to even be the one with the mouth odour.          Mouth odour can be rather embarrassing, with the emission of fowl sulphuric odour from the mouth. Such individuals could over time develop low self-esteem.  Its no wonder alot of people indulge in gums,mouthsprays, mouthwashes,mints etc. These things only provide temporary solution by masking the odour if the cause of the mouth odour is not addressed.                        CAUSES. 1.      PHYSIOLOGICAL [NORMAL] CAUSES ·         Fasting ·         After waking in the morning ·         Not talking for a long period of time. ·         Food e.g onion and garlic 2.      PATHOLOGICAL [ABNORMAL/DISEASE ] ·         Plaque and calculus accumulation  


Dear reader,          My name is Adenuga B. You can call me Dr B. I'm  here to enlighten you about dentistry, other medical issues and lifestyles, using simple illustrations. I'll  answer  all your questions.   About dentistry, many of you are wondering, is it not just teeth? Well, Yeah it's just teeth and No, it's not just teeth.    Journey with me as I tell you a lot more about your teeth, answer your questions and bring you amazing dental deals. I know you will love this 😊       Let's do this together. Help save a lot of teeth and increase the number of smiles.😆😆😆 Yours Healthy, Dr B.