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4 Tips To Keep Your Breath Fresh All Day Long

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There’s nothing worse than chatting to someone with bad breath. Not only does it make for an uncomfortable encounter, but you quickly begin to question your own oral hygiene. Does your breath also smell? Would you even notice? Perhaps you should keep your distance from everyone? How do you politely ask the person to stop talking because you can’t stand the smell any longer? While we can’t help you broach that awkward conversation, we can give you a few tips to keep your own breath fresh, so you never have to worry about scaring people away.

Floss Regularly

Despite playing a crucial role in maintaining your oral health, regular flossing is commonly overlooked. While twice daily brushing will clean the surface of your teeth, flossing removes trapped food particles that become lodged between the teeth. Trapped debris feeds the bacteria in your mouth, leading to bacterial overgrowth and nasty odours. To avoid embarrassment, we recommend flossing every time you brush your teeth.

Brush Your Tongue

Oral bacteria like to colonise the surface of your tongue. Brushing your tongue thoroughly with every teeth clean ensures you are keeping bacterial numbers low, reducing the likelihood of bad breath from bacterial overgrowth.

Use Mouth Wash

If you’re suspicious of bad breath but not in a position to brush and floss your teeth, mouth wash is an excellent solution. Mouth wash provides an all-over clean of the inside of your cheeks, gums, under your tongue and other crevices your toothbrush can’t reach. Use mouth wash both as part of your regular tooth brushing routine, and on-the-go in between meals.

Take A Probiotic

If you’re maintaining a great teeth cleaning regime but feel your breath is still questionable, the odours could be coming from your stomach. Taking a probiotic tablet will aid in the digestion of food in your stomach, ensuring the food is broken down quickly and doesn’t linger for long enough to cause bad breath.

There are many ways that you can keep bad breath at bay during the day. If you find that the above measures aren’t helping, we invite you to make an appointment with the friendly team at Apple Dental to discuss if there are any underlying dental or oral health issues that could be to blame.

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