Chewing Gum for Halitosis

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If there is one thing that many of us do not want to have, aside from any of the more serious maladies that we could end up with, it's bad breath. Bad breath is not harmful to us although it does have some social implications that are difficult to overcome if we are dealing with it on a regular basis. Most people will forgive you for having bad breath on occasion but if you constantly have it, very few of them will want to have conversations with you as a result.

What's the one thing that most people do in order to try and get rid of their halitosis? Actually, it's chewing gum and you might be surprised to find out that this is an effective way to deal with the problem. Chewing gum is not only going to cover over the bad breath because of the scent of the gum, it is also going to help to clean your teeth if you are chewing the proper type. As long as you aren't chewing a sugary type of gum, you may be able to overcome the halitosis to a certain extent.

Now that I got that out of the way, I would like to point out a couple of dangers of chewing sugar-free gum on a regular basis in order to overcome halitosis. First of all, bad breath is not a disease and if you are doing something in order to cover over your bad breath regularly, you are doing little to help with the underlying problem. These problems can range anywhere from poor oral hygiene to kidney failure. Don't ignore the fact that you have bad breath, especially if it is very persistent. Get to the root of the problem and solve it from there.

Another problem that may come from chewing sugar-free gum regularly is that you are actually poisoning your body through aspartame or other unnatural sweeteners. Although many people will tell you that there is nothing wrong with this, there are far too many people that have severe reactions to aspartame to ignore. Instead of chewing gum, you might want to consider chewing a variety of different herbs on a regular basis. They may not give you the same effect as far as the feel of gum but they certainly taste great and they can help to overcome your halitosis until you're able to cure the problem that is causing it.