Keeping Your Breath Fresh

by on February 3rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

Everyone has met someone with bad breath, or experienced it themselves at some point in their lives. For some, the problem can be embarrassing and have a negative effect on confidence. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent bad breath.

Bad breath, or halitosis as it’s known in the medical field, is commonly caused by the foods we eat, lack of proper oral hygiene, drinking alcohol and smoking.  If you or someone you know suffers from bad breath that even mints can’t fix, follow these simple steps to be on the way to fresher breath.

  • Avoid certain food and drinks – This is probably the most obvious fix for common bad breath. Avoid foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage and tuna. Avoiding these foods will go a long way to keeping your breath fresh. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages as well; these drinks will dry out your mouth. Drink plenty of water instead; this will increase saliva flow, which will prevent bacteria from forming.
  • Use proper dental hygiene – Brush your teeth twice daily and make sure to floss at least once a day. Something many people don’t do is brush their tongue.  Your tongue is a haven for bacteria and should be brushed daily.  Try using a tongue scraper, they can be found at most convenience stores.
  • Quit tobacco – Whether you smoke it or chew it, tobacco consumption is a major cause of bad breath, so kick the habit!
  • Visit your dentist regularly – it is advised to see the dentist at least once a year.
  • Chew gum or mints – Gums and mints are just a cover up, but they will help. Try using sugar-free candy; this will stimulate saliva production, in turn preventing bad breath.

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