5 Tips for Preventing Bad Breath

Bad breath is always an unwelcome visitor, but the good news is, there are ways to
prevent it! Keep unpleasant breath at bay with the following tips.

Brush teeth twice a day

Brushing your teeth twice a day is important to your oral health in general, but the more
frequently you brush your teeth, the fresher your breath is.

Floss daily

Avoiding flossing can cause serious problems like gum receding and gingivitis. This is
caused by small bits of food getting stuck in between your teeth. Food that gets stuck in
teeth leaves additional odor, even after brushing.

Use a mouth rinse

Mouthwash adds extra protection by getting rid of bacteria. Using a mouthwash that kills
germs prevents sour breath.

Scrape your tongue

After flossing and using a mouth rinse, using a tongue scraper, or using the bristles of
your toothbrush to remove the small layer of film on your tongue can further reduce poor
breath.

Avoid foods that sour your breath

Common foods that soil your breath include:
• Garlic
• Onions
• Ranch dressing
• Dairy
• Harsh sauces (such as horse radish)

It is also important to maintain regular dental visits and to have semi-annual cleanings.

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