Smiling About Your Fresh Breath

There is nothing more off-putting than bad breath, so here are a few tips to make sure you are nice to be near.

Bacteria is the primary culprit for causing bad breath, so get into good dental habits. Twice daily brushing and flossing once-a-day are non-negotiable if you want fresh breath. Otherwise, bacteria and food debris will build up, both of which create noxious odours. Some people like to use mouthwash to freshen their breath further, but if you do look for a brand that is alcohol-free and antimicrobial so it helps to protect your dental health and provides more than merely cosmetic benefits.

Other ways to maintain fresh breath include snacking on crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples carrots and celery because these contain lots of fibre that has a slight scrubbing action on teeth, and chewing them stimulates saliva flow, helping to wash away harmful bacteria. Also, when you have plenty of saliva, it helps your mouth to maintain a more neutral pH, so drink plenty of water each day. Finally, don’t smoke, but that’s something you probably knew already!

Feb, 12, 2020

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