If your worried about your bad breath, take comfort in knowing that some 40 million other Americans also suffer from chronic condition know as halitosis. The condition is a struggle for many and a curiosity for most. How the condition develops is a mystery to some–often occurring when an individual can’t precisely pinpoint how or when the condition first arose.
For those struggling with bad breath, we’ve got some tips for you here.
Firstly, brush more frequently and include flossing into your regular dental routine. This can deter plaque, the primary cause of bacteria build up. You’ll also brush away decayed micro-matter in between teeth. Additionally, adding a rinse to your cleaning will help wash away odor causing bacteria.
Secondly, adding an extra routine of tongue scrapping to your brushing is simple and effective a removing foul odors. People often forget to scrub the tongue every time they brush, and they are often surprised by the positive effect it has on your breath. Using a tooth brush or tongue scraper allows you to apply pressure across the surface of the tongue to remove food particles, bacteria, and even dead cells from the tongue.
Naturally, avoid foods and habits with pungent flavors or odors that linger in your mouth and affect you internally. Eliminate garlic or onion from your diet. Quit smoking or chewing tobacco and reduce your intake of beverages like beer. These substances are taken into your blood stream and have a lasting affect that brushing alone will not cleanse. The toxins they supply must run their course in your body and actually make your body release an odor from the chemicals that compose the substance.