Lack of care over a long period of time can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or decreased saliva. The mouth of an adult is prone to breeding bacteria as they age, which is one of the causes of bad breath. Therefore, beauty writer Eri Nakao will introduce three items for bad breath care that can be started immediately.
Table of contents
- Why does bad breath occur?
- How can I prevent bad breath?
- Recommended for the Halmek generation! 3 items for bad breath care
Why does bad breath occur?
These days, people often wear masks all the time. The number of people suffering from bad breath is increasing regardless of age. Halmek generation, who are in their 50s and above in particular, may experience bad breath due to decreased saliva secretion, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other conditions that increase bacteria in the mouth.
If you wear a mask all the time, you will notice it, but the reality is that you are not very aware of bad breath. Have you ever been surprised when your husband or friends chatted up close?
A long time ago, there was a commercial in which my grandson said, “I’m sorry,” but maybe you too? I’m curious.
How can I prevent bad breath?
First of all, let’s check at the dental clinic whether there is no periodontal disease or cavities.
It is said that about half of people in their 50s and above may have periodontal disease. If you don’t prepare the environment in your mouth, it will be useless no matter what you do.
Alternatively, if you are concerned about bad breath, it may be a sign of illness, so please consult a medical institution. By the way, periodontal disease is said to be a risk factor for systemic diseases such as arteriosclerosis and heart disease, so let’s treat it properly.
Once your mouth is clean, it’s a good idea to brush your teeth in the morning and evening, floss, take care of your tongue, and use mouthwash. If you go to the clinic, I think it’s a good idea to ask them to teach you how to brush your teeth properly according to your age.
Also, it is important to chew well when eating. Chewing promotes saliva secretion.
Saliva is said to have the effect of preventing bacterial growth. It is also effective to secrete saliva by chewing xylitol gum or sugar-free gum, which frequently hydrates so as not to fall into a state of insufficient saliva (dry mouth).
Try to eat a well-balanced diet and brush your teeth as soon as possible after eating. If you are out and can’t brush your teeth, you can drink green tea containing catechins or just rinse your mouth in the washroom. Alternatively, treat with a portable mouthwash or mouthspray.
Recommended for the Halmek generation! 3 items for bad breath care
In the mask era, many oral care items have appeared. I’m worried about periodontal disease due to age, and saliva secretion is decreasing, so in addition to brushing my teeth, extra care such as mouthwash is essential even when I’m out.
Recommended item 1: Demonstrates a medical level sterilization effect
The “Competition” series of medicated mouthwashes boasts a deep-rooted popularity. Formulated with chlorhexidine gluconate, it prevents the growth of bacteria for up to 12 hours to care for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and bad breath. It’s a concentrated type that can be diluted with water, so it’s a convenient size to carry around. It has a mild mint flavor.
Price: 1100 yen (tax included)
Inquiries: Weltech Customer Center 0120-17-8049
*In rare cases, people with allergies to chlorhexidine gluconate should refrain from using this product.
Recommended item 2: Challenge aging care in the mouth
The newly released “Medical Dent Balance Mouthwash” from Menard contains the medicinal ingredients cetylpyridinium chloride hydrate, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, and tranexamic acid. It prevents gingivitis and prevents bad breath.
In addition, it contains three uniquely developed plant extracts to moisten the mouth and prepare the oral environment. A mild, non-alcoholic type with a citrus mint flavor. It’s a liquid stick type that’s convenient to carry, so you can take care of it as soon as you notice it.
Medicated Dent Balance Mouthwash [Quasi-drug]
Price: 4400 yen (tax included)
Contents: 10mL x 60
packets Inquiries: Menard Customer Service Office 0120-164601
Recommended item 3: For small children. Mouth spray containing murak antibody
A mouth spray containing “IgY antibody”, one of the “murak antibodies”, supervised by Dr. Yasufumi Murakami, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of Science, who is an authority on immunological medicine and antibody medicine, is a hot topic.
This is an antibody (egg yolk extract/chicken antibody) purified from chicken eggs laid by a unique immunization method, and is attracting attention as a way to support the fight against new viruses. The spray also contains tea leaf extract and persimmon tannin, which have antibacterial and deodorizing effects. The menthol flavor makes it ideal for refreshing after eating and drinking.