How To Fight Bad Breath

bad-breathBad breath can be very embarrassing, but it is more common then you may think! More then 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis (bad breath). Here are a few tips that will help you fight it!

Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily

Brush your teeth twice a day for two or three minutes. Brushing your teeth can help remove plaque and any food debris that were left behind. Many people do not think flossing is important, but what they do not realize is brushing your teeth does not remove all food debris. Flossing reaches the areas where your toothbrush cannot. Sometimes the remaining food debris is actually the cause of bad breath. Most over the counter mouthwash dries out the tissue and after a short time promotes bad breath. Use them sparingly and never use mouthwash containing alcohol on a regular basis it has been linked to oral cancer. We only recommend all natural mouthwash.

Brush your tongue

You want to make sure you brush your teeth really well. When people brush their teeth, they often forget about their tongue and the roof or their mouth. This is a prominent space for bacteria to form. To get rid of all of it, all you need is a good scrub with either your toothbrush or a tongue scraper.

Quit smoking

People who smoke tend to have bad breath. The tobacco dry’s out your mouth and leaves an unpleasant scent. The easiest solution to this problem is to quit smoking. 

Visit your dentist

You should be visiting your dentist once or twice a year to make sure you have good dental health. If you are suffering from chronic bad breath, visit your dentist to find out if there is a larger health issue. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.

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