5 Tips to Keep a Fresh Breath

There are a lot of things that can improve a good dental health and having a fresh breath is one of them!

Here are easy tips and tricks that can help you improve it.

Food & Drinks

It is important to watch what you eat and what you drink because most acids and sugars can cause an increasing bacteria production which results in bad breath. Considering the fact that certain foods can cause bad breath for up to 72 hours after eating, limiting the following – garlic, onions, dairy and coffee – can help reduce the amount of potent residue that sticks to existing mouth plaque.

Set up a reminder

Having a healthy dental care routine is a must, but you also need the right tools to do it. Therefore, having a good toothbrush is crucial and that also means letting go of the one with soft frayed bristles. It is recommended to replace it every three to four months.

Stay hydrated

As you may know, water has many health care benefits such as the prevention of headaches and elimination of toxins. In fact, it also stimulates your saliva glands which get rid of food debris on your teeth and tongue throughout the day. This prevents the buildup of bacteria and a dry mouth that contributes to bad breath.

Quit it!

Cigarettes, cigars and smoking products can cause dry mouth and serious medical conditions, such as cancer and emphysema but it also leads to bad breath. Therefore, if you suffer from an addiction to nicotine, ask your doctor about how to quit and improve your overall health. 

Tongue Cleaning

Brushing and flossing are always the first things that come to your mind when you think about a healthy dental routine, but tongue cleaning is often forgotten. In that case, it leads to a bacteria buildup!