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How Do Your Prevent Bad Breath?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

What To Do About Bad Breath

Cures To Bad Breath

How do you prevent bad breath? Well there are several remedies that will help to eliminate or reduce bad breath. Brushing regularly, watching what you eat and staying hydrated are all good ways to keep your breath smelling nice and staying fresh. These remedies should be used together to get the best effects and should become part of a daily routine, so your teeth and gums stay healthy. Healthy teeth and healthy gums are very important when maintaining fresh breath.

The easiest way to fight and prevent bad breath is not avoiding certain foods, but by regularly cleaning your teeth and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Teeth should be brushed twice a day and flossing in between the gums should be done just as often. When eating foods that are spicy and known to cause bad breath you may need to brush more frequently, but twice a day will suffice. Don’t forget to brush your tongue with a tooth brush or with a tongue scraper to remove plaque trapped on the surface of the tongue. The tongue contains tiny hair like fibers that will trap plaque and food particles and cause bad breath if not cleaned on a regular basis. After brushing and flossing is complete water or mouth wash should be swished around in the mouth to rinse out any remaining plaque and food particles left behind after brushing.

Regularly seeing your dentist is another way to prevent bad breath. Most dentists recommend visiting every six months, but at least once a year to maintain healthy teeth and fix problems that may be affecting your teeth or gums. Dental problems like tooth decay and abscessed teeth and gums are likely causes of bad breath, especially when it occurs suddenly or you’ve noticed a change in the way your breath smells even when you are cleaning your teeth at home as you should be. If you are a smoking individual, it may be best to quit, as your dentist will recommend. The nicotine in cigarettes not only causes bad breath, but can lead to periodontal disease that affects your gums, also causing bad breath. Dentists can help correct problems like this; leading to fresher and better smelling breath.

There are many simple home remedies for bad breath that can also be implemented on a daily basis to ensure that you have fresh breath at all times. Keep fresh parsley with you if possible and chew the leaves after every meal you eat. Parsley has an ingredient called chlorophyll and works as a natural breath freshener. If you are in public or you don’t have access to parsley leaves, keep your breath fresh by avoiding foods like garlic, onions, coffee and certain spices. Peppermint oil can also be used in place of parsley leaves to fight against bad breath as well. Peppermint contains anti-antibacterial ingredients which fight bad breath by killing germs in your mouth, choose toothpastes, rinses and floss with peppermint properties to freshen your breath even more as you brush. Gum, mints and breath strips can also be used to temporarily freshen your breath by increasing saliva production inside of your mouth. Saliva is needed to keep your mouth clean throughout the day, so it is also recommended that sip water frequently to keep bad breath from developing. Water is not only good for your body, but also good for your mouth as it helps rinse away food and keeps your mouth moist. Dry mouth is one of the biggest causes for bad breath throughout the day and if you can’t sip water on a regular basis, sucking on a sugar free piece of candy or gum will also help with saliva production.

Many over the counter products are advertised on the shelves of department stores that come in kits to freshen breath or claim to be a bad breath remedy. Although these products may prevent bad breath, there is insufficient data that states that any of these drug store remedies are cures to bad breath. If you have any questions on how do you prevent bad breath at home try asking your doctor what over the counter products they would recommend if any are available.


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