It’s embarrassing when someone points out that you have bad breath or politely offers a mint with a knowing smile. But if you are a little better prepared, you can avoid such awkward situations in the future. Let us have a look on how to beat bad breath.
Brush your teeth twice a day
Brush your teeth using a fluoride-containing toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after meals.
Floss like a boss
Floss at least once a day. Correct flossing not only removes food particles, but also plaque from in between your teeth.
Brush your tongue
There is still some debate on the effectiveness of tongue scrapers, but people who have a coated tongue from overgrowth of bacteria which is most often caused by smoking or dry mouth, may benefit from using a tongue scraper or using their tooth brush to brush their tongue.
Clean dental appliances and dentures
If you wear a bridge, night guard, orthodontic clear aligned or dentures, make sure you clean them thoroughly at least once a day unless otherwise specified by your dentist. Dental retainers and mouth guard, are best cleaned it each time you use them. If you have questions about cleaning products or how to best clean your dental devices, ask your dentist.
Avoid dry mouth
To keep your mouth moist, make sure you drink plenty of water…just plain old-fashioned water. You may not realize, but drinking beverages such as coffee, soft drinks or alcohol can actually make matters worse. Chewing sugar free gum or sucking on a candy or mint (preferably sugarless) is also a good way to stimulate saliva production. For chronic dry mouth, speak to your dentist or mention it to your dental hygienist during your next dental cleaning appointment.
Adjust your diet
As mentioned above, foods such as onions and garlic can cause bad breath so you may want to avoid them if you are having bad breath issues. Those who have a diet with a lot of sugary foods are more likely to suffer from Halitosis or bad breath.
Change your toothbrush
About every three to four months or when it starts to look frayed. Make sure to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush unless otherwise directed by your Dentist or Dental hygienist.
See your Dentist
We can’t stress enough how important it is to schedule regular dental checkups. Generally, most people should see their dentist once a year and the Dental Hygienist for cleaning twice a year, but ask your Dentist for recommendations that are specifically suited to your oral needs as some people may require coming in more often, especially pregnant women and patients who suffer from gum disease.
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