Nothing’s more embarrassing than a stint of bad breath. It’s happened to the best of us. Maybe you wake up with a less than pleasant odor protruding from your mouth or perhaps your daily routine leaves you searching for a mint as a quick remedy for fresh breath.
There are a number of causes of bad breath ranging from the foods we eat to lifestyle habits to various health issues that we may be living with. Luckily, bad breath can be treated fairly easily.
Here are our top tips for keeping your breath oh so fresh and so clean:
Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Did you know that, according to the Oral Health Foundation, one in four adults admit to not brushing their teeth at least twice a day? It’s important that we adopt an adequate routine when it comes to brushing our teeth. That means brushing at least twice a day, plus flossing, and scraping and brushing our tongues.
Dry mouth is a huge factor behind the cause of bad breath. Drinking plenty of water will ensure proper hydration and it will also help clear out any lingering food particles and bacteria.
Cut Back on Your Vices
Alcohol and tobacco products promote dry mouth, a common cause of bad breath, so try and limit your intake if you’re noticing signs of halitosis.
Avoid Smelly Foods
The foods you eat also affect your mouth’s odor. Onion, garlic and some spices all have the ability to linger on your breath well after you’ve taken your last bite. Many odor-causing foods, such as the ones mentioned above, are staples across a variety of recipes and while you might not be able to completely avoid these items, simply cutting back on the amount used in your dishes could help significantly.
Keeping your breath fresh is a great step towards promoting optimal dental hygiene. If you’re experiencing symptoms of halitosis, give our tips a try to remedy the condition. However, if you find yourself in a continuous battle with your breath, there may be an underlying issue that requires a deeper look by a dental professional.
Contact Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Jeff Hadley, today to book your next oral check-up or to schedule a consultation.