Bad breath is something that most people have experienced at some point in their lives, whether it is themselves or the bad breath of others, everyone can agree that it is not a particularly pleasant experience to have. But don’t fear because here are some great ways to reduce the likelihood of you having bad breath, which will help you to feel more confident about yourself and when around others.
Drink enough water
There are a large number of people that simply don’t drink enough water and this affects your breath because bacteria and plaque accumulate in the mouth. Drinking water is great to wash excess food, plaque and bacteria out of the mouth. Water also has many other health benefits, such as healthier skin and better overall well being.
Sugar free gum is a great way to improve your breath, especially because it usually contains mint or other flavour that can mask your bad breath. It also works by making you chew, which stimulates saliva production and acts to prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria. This helps to keep your breath fresh and also to prevent cavities.
Brush more frequently
It sounds relatively simple, but this is something that is often overlooked when it comes to improving bad breath. One tip that can really help is to have an extra toothbrush at school or work, so that you can always brush your teeth if you need to and not just at home. For the best results you should be brushing for at least two minutes at two separate times during the day.
Flossing is one thing can dramatically improve the way our breath smells. Food, plaque and bacteria often get stuck in between the teeth and cause the smell associated with bad breath because the food, in particular, begins to break down. It is therefore important to floss twice or more per week.
Clean your tongue
This is probably the thing that people do the least when it comes to their oral care and this probably sounds strange, but cleaning your tongue is very very important. Do you ever notice that thin white layer that accumulates there? This is bacteria that contributes to cavities, plaque and bad breath and can easily be removed by gently brushing the tongue with a toothbrush.
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