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Tooth Whitening Gels

Tooth whitening is the process by which the color of natural teeth is made whiter by the use of whitening products. Tooth lightening by gels is done by applying a carbamide peroxide gel or paste to the teeth; this gel is known as tooth-whitening gel.

The use of tooth-whitening gels is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure, which is available as a home product, too. The whitening gel is a special dental product that can be applied to the teeth on a frequent basis and is considered to be one of the safest products used in dentistry. Its results in effecting a whiter tooth are immediate. This gel is made up of powerful bleaching ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, which bleach the stains within the teeth. Many types of tooth-whitening gels are available now.

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Infant Bad Breath

Usually, when we think about bad breath, we are not thinking of infant bad breath. The breath of infants and small children is generally quite pleasant: halitosis in this age group is relatively rare. It does occur from time to time, however, and dealing with it requires some special considerations.

In a young child bad breath can be a sign of some other illness, so before taking any specific measures to treat the breath odor, ask yourself if your child appears healthy. Is he or she eating a healthy balanced diet? Are there any signs of illness such as digestive upsets, respiratory problems, allergies? Has your child had a checkup with the doctor and dentist recently? Particularly in the case of infant bad breath, some signs of underlying illness can be very subtle, so if you have any doubts, make the appropriate appointments.

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It’s Official, Bad Breath Really Does Stink But Your Breath Doesn’t Have To Smell Bad

Bad breath, also known by the medical term halitosis, is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. However it’s not the only cause, with other possibilities including:

Dental caries
Respiratory tract infections (nose, throat, lungs, sinus)
Infected gums
Inadequate diet
Kidney or liver dysfunctions
Alcohol abuse

The reason we often wake up in the morning with bad breath is because our mouths tend to dry out overnight. Many people breathe through their mouths while asleep, leading to poor hydration. A good quantity of saliva is necessary to wash your mouth free of the bacteria that cause bad breath.

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