If you suffer from bad breath (like everybody does at some point) then you’re certainly not alone. As one of the most embarrassing things that you might undergo, bad breath can cause your friends, family, and loved ones to flee the scene and sit a little further away from you at the dinner table. So how can you combat bad breath? Read on to learn more.
The best and most effective way of combatting things like morning breath are to brush your teeth first thing in the morning and after every meal. Brushing your teeth with a fluoride based toothpaste won’t just help keep your teeth clean but it will also help to get rid of any bacteria that causes bad breath to form in the first place. Just make sure you really scrub your tongue well with your toothbrush as well.
Using mouthwash after brushing your teeth is another great way to combat bad breath. By using an alcohol based solution, you can help target any germs or bacteria that is causing your bad breath and get a fresher smelling mouth almost instantly. Just be sure to read the label on the back of the container, so that you aren’t using it improperly.
Yes, everybody knows that flossing your teeth will help you combat cavities. However, did you know that flossing your teeth will also freshen your breath? Think about it: if food is trapped in between your teeth, it will only contribute to the nasty smell that’s emanating from you mouth— whereas if you clean everything up, you will have fresher smelling breath.
When to Know to See a Dentist
If your bad breath is so bad that it’s waking up the person sleeping next to you or if any of the above listed techniques just aren’t cutting it, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dentist. Bad breath is often symptomatic of an underlying oral infection or gingivitis, so it’s important that you seek dental attention as soon as possible.
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