Are you suffering from persistent bad breath and want an effective solution? Mouthwashes and minty gums can provide temporary relief, but these are bandaid solutions that can be expensive in the long-term and don’t address the underlying cause of bad breath. Fortunately, there are a number of basic measures you can take in order to freshen up your breath and make you feel less self-conscious. This blog post contains five useful tips and suggestions for fixing bad breath.
You can vastly improve bad breath by simply brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. This removes the food particles and plaque that accumulates throughout the day, ensuring that the bacteria which cause bad breath can’t develop.
Food debris can also build up between the taste buds and folds of your tongue. Brushing and flossing your teeth won’t remove the bad breath this debris causes, which is why you should vigorously brush your tongue with a toothbrush or invest in a specialised tongue scraper.
Rinsing your mouth can only do so much to address chronic bad breath, but it can be effective depending on the underlying cause. For example, rinsing your mouth with green tea or black tea can suppress the growth of bacteria that creates unpleasant odours.
It should come as no surprise that smoking cigarettes affects oral health and causes bad breath. Tobacco dries out the mouth and can leave behind an unpleasant odour that lingers even after brushing and flossing.
If all else fails and you’re still experiencing bad breath, you should visit your local dentist at your earliest opportunity. They’ll possess the knowledge and equipment to assess your oral health, identify the cause of your bad breath and suggest effective solutions.
East Bentleigh Dental Group can provide more helpful tips and useful suggestions for fixing bad breath. To make an appointment, give us a call on (03) 9575 1100 or message us online.