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Find tips and tricks here about how to best use your Bamboo Buddy products; as well as learning about how to maintain great oral health

Why does my breath smell?

There are many reasons why you may have bad breath, or "halitosis": Some are caused by odours produced by bacteria that live in the mouth. If there is an imbalance and the "bad" bacteria dominate the "good" bacteria, then this can cause halitosis. This, if left unchecked is a big cause of gum disease. Food may get stuck in various places in the mouth which can rot and cause smells. Mouth breathers dehydrate their oral tissues and change the balance of bacteria so can have bad breath. Diet, stomach issues and upper respiratory tract infections - all can contribute to bad breath.

There are 3 places in the mouth that this stinky bacteria can live: 

1) Teeth

2) Gums

3) Tongue 

Brushing, Flossing and Tongue Cleaning can help remove bacteria, plaque and food debris around your mouth that contribute to bad breath. You can improve the health of your mouth by using a Bamboo Buddy Hygiene Pack, and remember to see your dentist regularly!

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Pregnancy and Bleeding Gums

Getting bleeding gums during pregnancy is very common in about half of all women.

 

Why does it happen? 

The biggest culprit is the change in hormones and blood cells causing a different reaction to the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth. So even normal brushing and flossing can cause your gums to bleed. This is called pregnancy gingivitis.

 

A small percentage of pregnant women will also get small lumpy growths too on the gums. These are called pyogenic granulomas and will resolve on their own in most cases after the baby has been born.

How can I stop it?

Maintaining good oral health (i.e. brushing twice a day and flossing once a day) will help reduce the chance of gingivitis progressing to periodontitis. And seeing your dentist at least once during the pregnancy is very important. Pregnancy gingivitis will often resolve by itself after giving birth, or sometimes after you have stopped breastfeeding.

Why bother cleaning your tongue?

Debris, bacteria, and dead cells can build up on your tongue over time. This can lead to bad breath and have a negative impact on your overall oral health.

Using a tongue scraper can help remove this build up, as well as:

  • Improve your sense of taste. 

  • Improve the appearance of your tongue. 

  • Remove bacteria. 

  • Improve overall health. 

  • Reduce bad breath.