Bad breath is an issue that affects most of us from time to time, usually after eating; however, it can be a persistent problem and if you find that you often had bad breath, you should consider seeing your dentist, as it may indicate an underlying problem. Our dentists and dental hygienists are experts in the treatment of bad breath and they can help to banish halitosis for good and boost your confidence. Here are 4 tips to bust that bad breath:
Brushing your teeth is the best way to remove bacteria from your mouth. Bacteria are the cause of most cases of bad breath, as they release unpleasant smelling gases when they feed. If you brush for 2 minutes morning and evening, you will not only reduce your risk of suffering from bad breath, you will also decrease the risk of gum disease and decay. We recommend using fluoride toothpaste and using an electric toothbrush, as these are easy to use and they are proven to remove plaque more effectively than manual brushes.
Flossing is really important for good oral health because it tackles bacteria in areas that you can’t reach with a brush. We advise flossing on a daily basis.
Clean your tongue
Most cases of bad breath are directly related to bacteria located at the back of tongue. Tongue cleaning is easy to do and it can make a massive difference to your breath, as well as your oral health in general. You can use a normal toothbrush, or use a specially designed tongue cleanser or scraper
Chewing a piece of sugar-free gum after eating helps to stimulate the production of saliva and this washes away food debris and bacteria and cleanses the mouth. Look out for sugar-free gums that contain xylitol.