Bad breath is an annoying and common issue. It often rears its ugly head at the most inconvenient times, like before a date or as you’re walking into an important meeting. While bad breath is sometimes unavoidable, there are certain things you can do to stop it.
- Have a Good Oral Care Routine
First and foremost, a good preventive care routine can go a long way toward preventing any dental conditions that can result in the chronic bad breath. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, floss every day, and visit our office every 6 months to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
- Invest in Portable Products
There are many different products on the market that allow you to clean your teeth and freshen you breathe in a pinch. From disposable toothbrushes that come preloaded with toothpaste to portable flossers and mouthwashes, consider investing in a few of these so you’re always prepared.
- Know What to Eat
There are many foods that can freshen your breath. Fresh mint is a more obvious one, but lemons, parsley, apples, and yoghurt can also freshen your breath. If you’re planning to consume an odour-causing food (see below), consider mixing in some of these foods to alleviate the effects.
- Know What Not to Eat
Certain foods are more prone to cause bad breath than others. Some well-known examples are garlic and onions, but coffee, fish, and spicy foods can also cause bad breath. If you can’t (or don’t want to) avoid these foods, consider stocking up on portable dental products that can restore the freshness of your breath.
- Chew Sugarless Gum
Sugarless gum is a great way to freshen breath on the go. Choose a sugar-free gum that contains xylitol as a sweetening agent, a natural sweetener that does not attract bad bacteria or break down into acid the way table sugar does.