The Case of Halitosis: Tips on How to Keep Your Breath Fresh

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If there’s one embarrassing condition to have, it’s having bad breath. Yuck. Who would want to be suffering from that? I know I don’t! The thing is, some people are not conscious about this. Some even go for days without brushing their teeth! Wouldn’t it be gross if you kiss someone with bad breath? Or if you kiss someone and you have bad breath? I hope this does not happen to you however, if you or any of the people you know suffer from this condition, then here are some of the things that you can do to prevent your bad breath from getting worse. Read on for more.

Now, bad breath can come from all kinds of causes. It could be because you have problems in your digestive system or you are just too lazy to keep up with your hygiene. Either way, it can be resolved and can be managed if you put your mind to it. So in order to help you with that, here are some tips that you can use to manage your halitosis.

  • Brush your teeth regularly – it is recommended to brush our teeth after each meal but if you are busy to really follow that routine, you can always have other options. However, when you are brushing your teeth, pay attention to the back part of your tongue. I know it’s uncomfortable to brush that part but it is a must as there are particles of food that have remained in that area. The more you eat, the more food particles accumulate and if you do not brush your tongue well, it can be a cause of bad smelling breath.
  • Flossing is a must – some people do not like flossing as gums tend to bleed but flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene. Understand that there is food particles stuck between your teeth and brushing alone can’t get rid of them all the time. So what you need is some good flossing. If your gums bleed while flossing, gargle a glass of warm water with a pinch of salt that will help stop the bleeding in the process.
  • Gargle every morning – speaking of gargling, it is also a must to rinse your mouth the moment you wake up. Keep in mind that you have been asleep for some time and bacteria builds up in your mouth overnight. So make it a habit to gargle water or mouth wash the moment you wake up. This will rinse your mouth from any bacteria that has buildup over time.
  • Know what you are eating or putting in your mouth – eating of meat, spices, processed food and junk foods are the main contributors to bad smelling breath. If you don’t want this then eat your fruits and vegetables, that’s the best way to beat halitosis. Smoking is also a contributor to foul smelling breath, if you don’t want bad breath, then you know what to do. Quit it before it gets worse.
  • Visit your dentist – some people are afraid of their dentist but that’s another story. If you don’t want to suffer from bad breath, make sure to talk to your dentist about it. They can definitely give you tips on what you need to do to avoid this. A regular checkup for your teeth is also a must.

These are easy steps to follow and now that you know what to do, go ahead and make this a habit. You can free yourself from bad breath if you really want to; it’s just a matter of determination.

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