Bad breath: The social hand grenade just waiting to embarrass you.
It's a topic of conversation that most people try to avoid. It's hard to write about without offending some people but we've all experienced it, we've all smelt it, we've all put up with it and we all want a fix.
Maybe you don't even know you've got it. That's far worse than knowing and openly breathing on people as if you smell like a peppermint factory when you actually smell like a sewer. Hard truth's. Gross. Embarrassment sky rockets when someone pulls you up on it by casually offering you a chewing gum, a kind of suggestive hint that's thrown your way as a life line to save you from further nostril offences on your friends, co workers and fellow commuters.
This is 2015 ... advances in dental care, cheap electric toothbrushes that blitz your mouth of grime and more chewing gum at till points than filtered bottled water should surely mean that bad breath is a thing confined to the Victorian ages??!
"I brush my teeth twice a day but my breath stinks regardless"
"I don't eat smelly foods, I'm a clean person, but my breath could kill a Rottweiler"
Bad breath can be caused by A LOT of different things but one of the main causes in too much bacteria in your mouth.
Brushing alone (as in just brushing your teeth ... not standing alone doing it on your own in your bathroom ... that's normal) isn't enough to reduce bacteria levels and for some people, bacteria levels are so high that your breath can smell continuously regardless of if you brush them 10 times a day. Just like some people sweat and smell, others sweat like mad but don't ever smell. It's all down to the varying levels of bacteria that our bodies produce and as we're all unique it can affect us all differently.
If you've got a mouth full of rotten teeth and other dental issues then bacteria alone won't be the only cause but for a large portion of the population this one simple method of reducing bacteria in your mouth will result in fresher breath that lasts all day - more so than you get from just brushing your teeth.
Oil Pulling with Mintycoco's formulated coconut oil will reduce bacteria in your mouth and will make your breath fresher.
It's a bold statement to make but it's a proven, effective way to kill viruses and bacteria; and reduce plaque in the mouth so breath stays fresher for longer.
The coconut oil we use in Mintycoco is cold pressed to maintain all the goodness from the coconut. When you oil pull (swish the product around in your mouth) you are reducing the levels of bacteria in the mouth which cause bad breath. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial due to its high lauric acid content. This is proven to kill bacteria.
Plaque is essentially bacteria build up that hardens and turns white then yellow as it sits on your teeth and "rots". This in itself will cause your breath to smell. Reducing plaque is a key benefit of oil pulling and one which will also improve breath long term.
Remember: chewing gum or eating mints only hides your breath for a short amount of time. To cure bad breath you really need to look at the root cause of the problem and address it for a long term, effective fix for breath problems. Oil pulling, when combined with other good oral hygiene techniques (brushing, flossing etc) is an effective way to cure bad breath.