It is a known fact that bad breath is a big issue for people especially the young and the upwardly mobile. Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath or mouth odour could be caused by a number of factors ranging from your diet to having a disease affecting a system. But guess what! the cure in most cases is right at your finger tips and may not cost you much. Here are a few tips.
Check what you eat. Reduce consumption of food items like onions and garlic- They do have strong smells and are strongly implicated in causing halitosis.
Brush your teeth both morning and night. Do not forget to floss daily to remove food debris from areas the toothbrush can’t get to. All these together help give fresh breath at all times
Using the tongue scraper does a good job of removing the thick white/cream coloured coat on the surface of the tongue. This eventually helps to reduce bad breath
Chewing SUGAR FREE gum helps keep the mouth fresh by stimulating flow of saliva which keeps the mouth clean.
Did you know some fruits and veggies help keep the breath fresh? They clean the teeth, freshen the breath and keep the body healthy. Examples are carrots and apples. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges are not to be left out. They give a burst of energy and add zest to your day. They are also immune boosters.
Changing your tooth brush also helps give fresh breath. Once it is 3 months old, it is no longer effective. Do get a new one.
Try occasionally gargling with mouthwashes, especially the alcohol free mouthwash. These help as well, though they don’t come top on my list.
Drink water. The best and no cost tip is drinking water regularly. This hydrates the system, washes out debris from the mouth and within the system and keeps one satiated. Just keep swishing water in your mouth periodically and we should be fine.