Bad breath is more than just hygiene

Santé stresses the impact of oral care on a person’s general health and well-being

Pasig City—February 19, 2018—When it comes to our health and well-being, we usually see it as taking care of our bodies. Much care and attention are given to our cholesterol, blood pressure, eyesight and others. Oftentimes, we don’t give much concern about oral health. Our common behavior is to ignore it for as long as it is not inconveniencing us or causing us great discomfort.

But what we don’t realize is that like bodily symptoms, mouth issues are a sign that there is something wrong with our health. Our oral health is also a barometer of our general health so when we notice signs, we need to pay attention to it since it may be a symptom of something serious.

One of the most common oral issues is bad breath or halitosis. Bad breath is very common affecting 1 in 4 people around the world and is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. This is caused when there are food particles left in the mouth. Bacteria breaks down the food producing sulfur as a by-product. One way to prevent or minimize bad breath is to brush after eating and keep the mouth hydrated all the time. Regular visits to the dentist, at least twice or thrice a year, is also important in maintaining good oral hygiene.

Regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular oral prophylaxis, is key to keeping bad breath at bay. While brushing removes food debris, flossing cleans the hard-to-reach places. It also reduces the build-up of plaque that can cause not only bad breath but gum disease as well (gingivitis).

Gingivitis is when the plaque build-up gets so bad that it becomes calculus or tartar. Calculus occurs when the plaque build-up becomes hard. It is caused by the precipitation of minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in plaque on the teeth. Calculus can form to a point that it not only causes bad breath but worse, lead to tooth loss.

Other causes of bad breath are lifestyle choices like liquor and cigarette consumption. Avoiding alcohol and smoking can greatly minimize bad breath. Certain foods can also cause halitosis. Onions and garlic are often associated with bad breath so, if you are fond of eating these, breath issues will be something you will have to contend with.

Dry mouth is also a common cause of bad breath. Saliva naturally cleans the mouth by constantly flushing the oral cavity. Naturally, people with dry mouths, due to a specific illness like xerostomia, often have bad breath. To minimize this problem, it is best to keep the mouth hydrated by drinking enough water.

No matter what the cause, bad breath not only creates physical problems, but social problems as well. Aside from the physical ramifications, bad breath also causes people to suffer emotionally brought about by social stigma.

However, this health issue can be easily addressed if good oral hygiene is practiced religiously. And, it starts with brushing with the right oral care products. While there are many kinds of toothpastes available, only Santé has the Fresh and Clean Natural Toothpaste.

This organic toothpaste contains four herbal ingredients, namely, organic Santé BarleyTM grass powder, aloe vera extract, tea tree oil, and chamomile extract all combining to act as anti-inflammatory agents that act against common gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. It also has certain active ingredients like Xylitol that has been used for the prevention and treatment of dental caries.

More importantly, Santé’s Fresh and Clean Natural Toothpaste does not contain Sodium Laurel Sulfate, a common ingredient added because of its lathering properties but has been proven to be a common irritant. In some studies, it has been proven to increase the incidence of desquamation of the oral mucosa or the peeling of the lining inside the mouth. It is also fluoride and paraben-free.

Santé also innovated a Charcoal Toothbrush, made from PBT. This resins-incorporating-charcoal is a cutting-edge product that can help prevent oral disease through the unique benefits of charcoal.

Santé Charcoal Toothbrush has a double-bristle brush, which consists a layer of regular ones, combined with a top layer that is made of soft and special materials. This feature makes it a functional toothbrush perfect for the prevention of paradentitis and protection of gum as it removes food stuck between teeth. It also removes tartar and massages the gum.

“Bad breath occurs among many people but what they may not know is that it is easy to address,” said Arlyn Corpuz, Marketing Department Head. “But more than just proper oral hygiene, we should be conscious about what products to use. It is important to look at the ingredients to see if it contains organic ingredients because while we should address bad breath, we should not lose sight of the impact the products we use to have on our general health.”

Santé International produces and distributes organic and natural wellness products. The company provides products that do not have synthetic, harmful ingredients while serving as a mounting venue for entrepreneurs. Among its flagship products is Santé BarleyTM, a supplement made out of 100 percent young barley grass that is grown in the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand and is certified organic by BioGro.

Barley grass (Hordeum Vulgare) has one of the most balanced nutrient profiles. It is a combination of micronutrients some of which includes vitamins, amino acids, minerals, alkaline minerals, proteins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, chlorophyll and enzymes. Barley grass powder is very potent to fight free radicals that can cause damage to health.

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