When it comes to bad breath, some of us might think there’s nothing we can do about it, that it’s just something we have to accept.
Sometimes even foods that are good for some of us, like garlic, for instance, can leave our breath smelling what others might feel is undesirable.
Instead of chewing gum, which is usually loaded with sugar or sugar substitutes for taste, there are a few things you can do that will add to your arsenal when fighting against foul breath.
Brush and Floss Twice a Day
Incorporating a healthy brushing and flossing routine is going to be your first line of defense against bad breath. You should be working your brushing routine twice a day and your flossing routine at least once a day.
Stop drinking sodas and eating foods that create acids and lead to tooth decay. Instead, eating healthy veggies will help clean your mouth, creating opportunities for saliva production that instead help fight tooth decay and lower your chances of getting periodontitis.
Brush Your Tongue
When you’re brushing, don’t skip out on your tongue, which needs to be cleaned daily in order to reduce and eliminate bad breath.
Stop Using Tobacco Products
Tobacco products stain your teeth and lead to dry mouth and tooth decay. Also, tobacco creates bad breath. That’s pretty much a trifecta of problems you don’t want going on in your mouth. Quitting tobacco will help your oral health and overall health in numerous ways.
Staying hydrated will help prevent dry mouth. Dry mouth sets the table for bacteria to thrive and tooth decay to happen, not to mention bad breath to run rampant. Water will help wash away acid and bacteria. Fluoridated water will even help reinforce your teeth for battles to come!
Visit Audubon Dental Center
Visiting your local dentist twice annually and as any problems arise will help you fight bad breath, even before it happens. Audubon Dental Center has a long, rich history of helping entire families achieve peak oral health.