You might be surprised to learn that freshening your breath doesn’t always mean adding something to your mouth. A lot “breath fresheners” include ingredients that can make your breath even worse.
The following five tips should give you a good handle on good breath:
Bad breath is most frequently linked to plaque bacterial buildup. Lots of brushing will keep the action of stinky germs to a minimum! Make sure to floss daily to get those bits brushing misses.
A dry mouth tends to hold onto the smells of everything you eat…as well as all those smelly bacteria. Staying hydrated helps your mouth stay clean and fresh. Choose water over drinks high in caffeine, acid, and sugar. These things are what encourage bad breath.
Chewing on some fresh herbs is a pleasant way to freshen your breath minus the sugar that comes in a lot of gum and lozenges. Instead of a minty sweet, try chewing on a sprig of mint, itself. Parsley is also a nice option.
If you want something potent to mask all that garlic you just ate, try crunching on a dried spice such as:
These spices are sugar-free, natural, and strong – perfect for bad breath.
Your mouth tends to reflect whatever you put in it. The foods you eat could be adversely affecting your digestion. Persistent bad breath can be a sign of gastrointestinal issues. Ask your doctor about any possible underlying causes for foul breath.
Visit your dentist for a full dental check-up and learn more about how to keep your breath kissably fresh.
Posted on behalf of:
Springhurst Hills Dentistry
10494 Westport Rd Suite 107
Louisville, KY 40241
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