Imagine you are out socializing with your friends or family at a party, wedding, or any other social event. One of the biggest factors that can ruin your night out is the quality of your breath. Even though bad breath (halitosis) can have a negative impact, do not let it dampen your mood or reputation. It can be combatted very easily. All you need to do is follow some of the simple and easy steps listed below and you will be good to go. Tips for fresh breath:
Drinking water throughout the day encourages your mouth to produce saliva more. This is your mouth’s natural defense against the germs which are known to cause bad breath. Try to drink at least two liters of water a day. Also, try to stick to the plain old water. This is because fizzy water is acidic and can cause damage to your teeth. In addition, the fizzy drinks contain a lot of sugar which can damage your enamel.
Even know we all know what flossing is, we do not understand its importance. The only real way to make flossing a daily habit is to make it easy. Buy packs of floss and lay it all over your house so that it is in plain sight. So every time you make a trip to the bathroom, it will register in your mind that you need to floss your teeth. Do not put it in a cupboard or else you are bound to forget all about it.
Replace your toothbrush at least every three months
By not changing your toothbrush every few months, you are robbing your teeth and gums of the oral care they truly deserve. An old toothbrush not only does not clean well, it will also not effectively remove the debris stuck in your mouth. It will also not be able to remove plaque. Both of these attract and generate bacteria. So it’s time to chuck out your old toothbrushes and bring in the new ones.
Along with your daily routine of brushing and flossing, try adding mouthwash into the mix as well. It will not only give you a fresher and cleaner feeling, but will also remove the bacteria from your mouth. So the next time you go for mouthwash shopping, opt for a non-alcoholic one. Also, look for certain mouthwashes which have been made to combat bad breath.
Use a tongue scraper
You might think that you have cleaned your entire mouth after brushing and flossing. But you will be surprised to see how much debris a tongue scraper can scrape off. Less debris and bacteria results in fresher breath.
The chewing of gum increases the flow of saliva in your mouth which in turn keeps your mouth more hydrated. However, keep it in mind to chew gum which is sugar-free and contains xylitol. These have been known to banish bad breath quite effectively.
- Visits to the hygienist
In order to maintain a healthy mouth, make it a point to schedule regular visits to your hygienist. They will help in cleaning away all the hard deposits and also advise you on the best ways on taking care of your mouth.READ MORE +