According to the explanation Prof.drg.Melanie Djamil, dental and oral health experts from Trisakti University, the degree of acidity of saliva (spit) will decrease when we eat. "When eating, the pH will drop from the normal 6.8 to 4. But gradually its pH will rise again in about 20 minutes," he explained.
That is why, if we are in a hurry to brush your teeth after eating, saliva structures will be damaged. In fact, saliva has a function as a counterweight and help the digestive process. To neutralize the acidity of the mouth, we suggest drg.Melanie gargling with plain water after meals. Gargling with water after eating, especially sweet and sour food, is also recommended to reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth.
The real cause of bad breath in foods are foods that produce oil vapor with a strong distinctive odor, such as onion and garlic. There are also vegetables and spices that can cause foul-smelling breath. After food is digested, absorbed and steam the food to go with the circulation of blood and carried to the lungs. Here the gas is exhaled with the breath part.