Nobody likes to hear about it, and would be even worse to not know if you are suffering from it! Bad breath can be very embarrassing, but is quite common and there are numerous ways to fight it.
A person can fight bad breath and keep the mouth healthy with the following tips:
BRUSHING TEETH TWICE A DAY
Brushing teeth for approximately 2-3 minutes twice, in a day, is absolutely necessary to remove plaque and debris. It is also an absolute MUST to brush your teeth before going to bed.
FLOSSING YOUR TEETH
Flossing is another activity for good oral health and helps preventing bad breath. Flossing removes plaque and bacteria build up between the teeth, which even a good toothbrush can’t get rid of.
BRUSHING OR SCRAPING THE TONGUE
To remove any debris that may be building up between the taste buds on the tongue, one should definitely invest in an inexpensive tool called Tongue Scraper or alternatively use the toothbrush for the Scraping the tongue.
DRINKING LOTS OF WATER
Drinking sufficient amount of water (8-10 ounce of glasses per day) can avoid dry mouth and help in washing away food particles and bacteria that are the primary cause of bad breath.
QUIT SMOKING, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Smoking is one of the major activities that contribute to bad breath. Alcohol tends to dry your mouth and can leave an unpleasant smell that lingers even after brushing the teeth.
AVOIDING CERTAIN FOOD PRODUCTS
Following food products can cause bad breath. Avoid them as much as possible.
• Sugary foods and drinks
• Acidic drinks
• Coffee and caffeine products
EATING CERTAIN FOOD PRODUCTS
To avoid bad breath, one should include these food products in their diet:
• Sugar free yoghurt once a day
• Vitamin D rich products such as orange juice and eggs
• Fennel seeds and cloves
USING SUGAR FREE GUMS OR MINTS
Sugar free gums or mints can speed up the production of saliva in the mouth and flush out the bad bacteria.
RINSING WITH MOUTHWASH
An antiseptic mouthwash can kill bad bacteria in the mouth.
Visiting the dentist regularly is the best way to make sure a good oral hygiene is maintained. The first rule for the person with chronic bad breath is to visit the dentist to iron out any further dental problems.
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