Behaviors to make your breath smell fresh and clean

Article written byElite Dental Group

Everyone has been guilty of having less than fresh-smelling breath. Although bad breath is a common problem it can leave a person feeling embarrassed and self-conscious. Bad breath is caused by oral, upper airway, or gastroesophageal issues and there are simple yet effective steps that can reduce it.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption – Alcohol is known to damage a person’s oral microbiome and its normal oral ecological balance. If you notice that your breath is worse after the consumption of alcohol, cutting back or eliminating alcohol may be a good idea.

Avoid certain foods and drinks – Onions, garlic, and coffee can worsen bad breath because once eaten the smell of these foods can linger even after brushing your teeth.

Clean your tongue – Bacteria build-up is one of the main reasons why a person has bad breath. Additionally, the tongue is a surface that bacteria can live and thrive. Dentists recommend cleaning your tongue when you brush to maintain breath fresh for longer.

Use a mouthwash – Mouthwashes can reach places that a toothbrush cannot. A good quality mouthwash specially designed to freshen breath will help to clean and kill bacteria, providing hours of protection.

Drink water – When a person is dehydrated their body will reduce saliva production. Saliva has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to reduce bad breath. As a result, consuming at least eight glasses of water can improve saliva production and naturally reduce bad breath.

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