How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Dealing with bad breath is an embarrassing problem for many and something that no one wants to face. There are a few tips that we can offer to deal with this issue (also known as halitosis).

1. Clean your mouth thoroughly and regularly.

Two main sources of bad breath are from bacteria buildup and decaying food particles. There are many areas in your mouth where germs can hide and accumulate, and brushing is not enough. Make sure to also clean your tongue using a tongue-scraper or by brushing your tongue with your toothbrush. Also be sure to regularly floss, as bacteria can easily harvest between your teeth.

2. Stay hydrated.

A dry mouth leads to a stinky mouth. Your mouth produced less saliva during your sleep, so being so dry it leads to a less desirable smell. Your saliva acts as a cleaning agent for your mouth as it is filled with antiseptics and enzymes that help to kill and wash away bacteria. Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day, or you could also grab some chewing gum as that will help stimulate saliva.

3. Choose sugar free gum.

To follow with our tips above, chewing gum will help to keep your mouth hydrated and smelling fresh. Although when picking your gum, keep in mind to pick something that is sugar free. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that you can look for in gums that will help to keep your mouth healthy and fresh.

4. Talk to a doctor.

If you feel like you’ve tried several of these tips and still see not changes, please feel free to contact your doctors at Signal Hill Dental Centre. Your bad breath could be a medical issue that deserves some closer attention. Our team welcomes any questions or concerns that you may have.