Tips to avoid bad breath

Oh! How much do we despise the smell or even the thought of bad breath? A lot; many of you might answer. 

If you have clicked ahead, you probably are in search of ways to avoid bad breath. So, let’s get started! 

  1. Maintain proper oral hygiene 

This is no news but still an aspect that is heavily ignored. Maintaining oral hygiene prevents plaque build-up and removes food debris and bacteria 

that contribute to bad breath. So, if you want to avoid having a stinky mouth, it is time to up your tooth brushing and flossing game. 

  1. Clean your tongue 

It is not unusual for dentists to hear that a patient brushes and flosses but doesn’t clean their tongue. The tongue is a warehouse for bad breath-causing bacteria, prone to fungal diseases like thrush and entraps food debris. All of this leads to bad breath. It’s essential to clean the tongue every single day. You can use a tongue scraper or clean it with your regular toothbrush. 

  1. Rinse your mouth 

Rinse your mouth after every meal to prevent the accumulation of food debris. 

  1. Avoid dry mouth 

Drinking enough water is essential for overall health and even your mouth. Sip on water to prevent the occurrence of dry mouth. 

  1. Alter your diet 

Certain foods like garlic, onions, caffeine, etc., have a unique smell, and frequent consumption can lead to bad breath. In addition, the consumption of processed food can further contribute to bad breath. Include fibrous and fresh fruits in your diet.

  1. Change your toothbrush regularly. 

It is recommended that you change your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. Over time, a toothbrush can accumulate bacteria and can be a source of dental infections. 

  1. Schedule regular dental check-ups 

Lastly, schedule regular dental check-ups at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists to ensure everything is right with your oral environment. Dental decay and gum diseases also lead to foul breath and must be treated promptly for active resolution. 

If you have any more questions, please reach out to us; our team of excellent dental professionals in Delaware is here to assist you!