What do you do if someone has bad breath? In some cases, this is due
to digestive problems, gum problems and even improper brushing of the
teeth. We tend to minimize the situation, but the truth is that
sometimes bad breath causes couples to become distant, children suffer
from lack of acceptance or grandchildren flee from the presence of
grandparents. Halitosis affects family relationships. As for the person
who has it, the fact is that bad breath always causes a certain degree
of isolation from colleagues, friends and family.
Here are some tips for you to have fresh breath and healthy teeth:
1. Drink plenty of water
Dry mouth helps the bacteria remain in it. If you take a small bottle
with you wherever you go, it will be easier to remember to drink it.
2. Learn to brush correctly
While brushing your teeth, pay special attention to the point where
your gums attach to your teeth. At that point, tilt the brush at 45
degree angle so that the bristles can thoroughly clean the tooth. In
addition, floss, swish mouthwash vigorously and brush your tongue. It is
also important that you brush twice a day to avoid damaging your tooth
3. Brush on the go
Take a toothbrush with you to brush after each meal. Using gum or breath spray can be beneficial as well.
4. Eat breath-freshening food
Both mint and parsley are foods that contribute to have pleasant breath. Cinnamon and cloves are very helpful as well.
5. Don’t go too long without eating
If you fast or don’t eat for a long period of time, your mouth will be dry and you will be more likely to have bad breath.
6. Be careful with mouthwash
Contrary to popular belief, the use of mouthwashes is not advisable
to avoid bad breath. Some experts believe that mouthwashes infused with a
lot of alcohol dry salivary glands and contribute to halitosis.
If you have tried these tips and bad breath persists, its origin may
not be in the mouth, but in the digestive tract or another medical
condition. This is a sign that you should consult your trusted doctor.