With the help of a few tools, you can easily eliminate bad breath. Embarrassing bad breath affects hundreds of thousands of people every day. Many things can cause and contribute to the severity of bad breath. Understanding these things, and how to control them, will help you get rid of bad breath permanently.

In order to prevent bad breath, try to stick with the following routine twice a day. Once in the morning and again before you go to bed at night. If you can follow this routine after each meal, the results will be even more promising!

The first thing you want to do to get rid of bad breath is to thoroughly brush your teeth. It is important to keep plaque and tarter from building up. These substances are stinky and can contribute to bad breath. A general rule of thumb is to brush your teeth for approximately 2 minutes. By breaking your mouth into four sections (top right, top left, etc.) you can easily manage this task. Simply count to 30 for each section before moving on to the next!

After you brush, floss between each of your teeth. This will help to remove any stuck food or bacteria that were missed during your brushing which could be causing bad breath. You only need to perform this particular step once a day before you go to bed in the evening.

Once your teeth and gums are taken care of, your focus should switch to your tongue. A lot of odor causing bacteria can accumulate in the nooks and crannies of your tongue. With the help of a tongue scrapper, you can easily get rid of this and eliminate your bad breath. Start from the very back of your tongue and gradually work your way forward.

You will have no problem locating an efficient tongue scrapper at the store. In order to condense the number of tools you need to eliminate your bad breath, consider purchasing a toothbrush with a built in tongue scrapper. Several types of dental floss picks also include a tongue scrapper and toothpick.

Now that you have removed the items that could be causing your bad breath, it is a good idea to gargle with antiseptic mouthwash. This will help to eliminate bacteria throughout the day and keep your breath smelling fresh. Gargling mouthwash before bed is also a great way to reduce scary morning breath.