Top tips for fresh breath

In this month’s blog we look at some top fresh breath tips, to ensure that with a little diligence, your mouth can smell as pleasant as the smile it sits behind.

1.Brush your teeth twice a day

Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. This helps to remove plaque and food debris which if left can provide a breeding ground for bacteria. Don’t overdo things, though. If you brush too hard you can wear down your teeth, making them vulnerable to decay.

2.Change your toothbrush regularly

Brushing your teeth builds a foundation for good oral care, and promoting fresh breath is part of the process. But you need to make sure you’re using a good toothbrush. It is important that you replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become worn.

3.Use interdental cleaning aids

Using interdental cleaning aids such as floss or interdental brushes helps to remove food that may become trapped in areas that brushing alone misses.

4.Don’t forget your tongue

Although brushing and flossing are staples of oral care, the tongue however is often neglected. Use your toothbrush or ideally a tongue scraper to help clean your tongue and tame the bad breath it causes.

5.Rinse your mouth

Besides freshening your breath, a mouthwash adds extra protection by getting rid of bacteria. A fresh minty taste can make you feel good. But be sure the mouthwash you choose kills the germs that cause bad breath and doesn’t just cover up the smell. Rinse daily with a good mouthwash and stop bad breath at its source.

6.Chew sugar free chewing gum

Chewing sugar free chewing gum helps to stimulate saliva flow. The saliva helps to wash away any food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath.

7.Stop smoking

Smoking contributes greatly to bad breath. Tobacco dries out the mouth and can leave an unpleasant smell that lingers even after brushing teeth.

8.Drink water

Be sure to drink a sufficient amount of water to avoid dry mouth. Drinking water will help to keep odour under control because it helps wash away food particles and bacteria

9.Visit the dentist for regularly appointments

Attend for regular dental appointments as the dentist will be able to identify any problems which may be exacerbating your bad breath such as infections or gum disease.

Bad breath is one of life’s annoying little quirks. As unpleasant as it is, following these fresh breath tips will help to make your mouth healthier avoiding any potentially embarrassing situations.

If you would like further help and advice to prevent bad breath, call Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre on 01622 682029 and book an appointment today.

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