5 Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath

 In Dentistry, Teeth, Teeth Cleaning

We all know someone that suffers from bad breath. Here are 5 ways to prevent you from being that person.

1) Brush your teeth twice a day

While it may not be the most glamorous part of your day, brushing your teeth twice a day helps keep teeth looking clean and breath feeling crisp. By brushing your teeth two to three minutes twice a day, you can help remove any plaque or extra food that has found its way into your mouth and keep your breath smelling fresh.   

2) Brush your tongue

No one likes food residue on their tongue. Brushing or scraping your tongue is a great way to remove any buildup that’s on your tongue. Invest in a tongue scraper or use a toothbrush that has a built-in tongue cleaner to maximize your brushing.

3) Avoid a dry mouth 

The primary cause of bad breath comes from having a dry mouth. Drinking plenty of water helps reduce bad breath by washing away food particles that are trapped in your mouth. Additionally, chewing on gum or sucking on candy can help stimulate saliva flow which keeps your mouth moist.

4) Floss your teeth every day

Food stuck in between your teeth can be some of the hardest to get rid of if you’re only using a toothbrush. Flossing every day helps prevent the buildup of plaque, reduces bad breath, and prevents more serious diseases like gingivitis.

5) Visit your dentist

Does the phrase “fortune favors the prepared,” sound familiar? Without a doubt, the best way to maintain good oral hygiene is to meet with your dentist at least twice a year to have your teeth cleaned. They will be able to alert you to any dental problems you may have, provide guidance on how to handle bad breath, and make sure you leave feeling fresh and clean. 

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