Posted July 17, 2018 by Amos Duo in Health & Fitness

How To Do Away With Bad Breath

how to do away with breath breath
how to do away with breath breath

Looking for a solution on how to do away with bad breath? In this article, you will find tips on how to get rid of halitosis.

You may or may not know whether you have bad breath or not because you cannot smell your own breath, but this happens to everyone at times.

However, if you feel uncomfortable or your mouth feels dry, you better make sure you don’t have bad breath.

Rub your tongue on your hands or a spoon, wait for few seconds and smell it.

If it has foul odor then you have bad breath. You may have come across many people with bad breath.

Everyone has bad breath early in the morning after waking up. This is because there is not enough continuous saliva flow while sleeping.

Saliva kills and washes away bacteria. Early morning bad breath disappears after you rinse your mouth or drink water.

There is a medical term for bad breath called halitosis. Halitosis is usually caused by certain factors, including poor oral hygiene habits, dry mouth, foods high in protein, sugar, or acid, or smoking and alcohol intake.

To overcome bad breath you need to have a proper oral hygiene and make changes to your diet and lifestyle.

Tips on How To Do Away With Bad Breath

1.Brush at least twice a day

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day washes away the food particles stuck between your teeth.

Bacterial action in your mouth if food particles are stuck causes bad breath. If you’re concerned about your breath, brush it a little more often. (1)

2. Floss at least once a day

Use floss or an interdental cleaner on a daily basis.

It helps to remove food particles that stuck between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach.

The sticking food particles produce bacteria to feed on it resulting in bad breath.

3. Scrape your tongue

The coating on your tongue can be a host for the smelly microorganism.

To eliminate them, gently brush your tongue along with your toothbrush. In case your brush is just too massive to reach to your tongue, try a scraper, “they are designed to apply even pressure throughout the floor of the tongue area.

This gets rid of bacteria and meals debris.

4. Rinse your mouth every time after eating

Rinsing your mouth after eating keeps your mouth clean by getting rid of food particles that get stuck in your teeth.

5. Use mouthwash

Rinse your mouth regularly with antibacterial mouthwash. If you have an important meeting or a date, the best solution is to use a mouthwash.

A mouthwash adds extra protection as it can kill bacteria.

But be sure the mouthwash you choose kills the germs that cause bad breath. Just avoid the type of mouthwash which contains alcohol, it can be a factor in developing certain mouth cancers.

6. Visit dentist regularly

It is best to visit your dentist regularly to maintain a good oral hygiene, a primary factor in bad breath.

Sometimes, bad breath may occur due to some illness. You need to visit your dentist at least twice a year for professional teeth cleaning.

They will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, gums, and mouth.

7. Drink lots of water

The best way to permanently do away with bad breath is to drink lots of water.

Drink sufficient amount of water (say six to eight glasses) daily to avoid dry mouth.

Drinking water will help increase saliva in your dry mouth. Saliva is the best to wash away and kill bacteria.

8. Eat a piece of sugarless candy or chew sugarless gum

If you noticed having a dry mouth, take a piece of sugarless candy or chewing sugarless gum to regulate the flow of saliva.

Doing this can help speed up the production of saliva in your mouth and help wash away food particles and bacteria that cause bad breath.

Chewing gums keeps your mouth busy and increases your saliva flow.

9. Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables

What you eat also matters when trying to get rid of bad breath. This includes fruits and vegetables like apple, lettuce, carrots, and cucumber.

Such fruits and vegetables build-up your saliva flow between meals to help wash away bacteria from teeth, tongue, and gums. It help moistens the mouth and also kills bacteria.

10. Drink black and green tea

Green and black tea contain substances that reduce bacteria.

According to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago, rinsing your mouth with black or green tea suppresses the growth of bacteria that cause mouth odor.

11. Avoid smoking and tobacco products

Tobacco products are not good for your mouth as it keeps your mouth dry. In addition, it leaves a bad smell that remains even after brushing your teeth.

Equip with this information, you will be able to tackle your terrible breath hassle once and for all.