Nothing is worse than bad breath. It has lost people jobs, dates and kisses. Most people are unaware of their own mouth odor and don’t know why they weren’t hired or he never called like he said he would.
It can be difficult to test your own breath. Exhaling into your hand is simply not reliable. And even best friends won’t tell you about your stinky scent. So how can you prevent bad breath?
The best way to prevent the potential for bad breath is to eliminate the potential causes.
The most common cause of mouth odor is the decomposition of food particles or other debris…Gross!
Good oral hygiene will remove plaque that traps food particles and provides a home for bacteria. Daily brushing and flossing will go a long way to eliminating halitosis. You should also scrape your tongue while brushing your teeth.
Another good way to avoid bad breath is to avoid stinky foods. Some foods, such as onions, garlic and eggs, give off their own pungent smells. Use mouthwash or, even better, brush and floss after eating them.
If you’re still concerned about bad breath, visit your dentist for a checkup. Your dentist can help find the specific cause of your bad breath and help make specific suggestions for solving the problem.
So next time someone shies away from you, go brush your teeth! For more tips about keeping your breath minty fresh click here.