Bad breath, two words that no one likes to hear or smell but is one of the most common problems in young adults in the US. Countless of first impressions are ruined thanks to laziness and bad oral hygiene, because in case you didn’t know, to have a fresh breath you need to do more than swallowing minty candies and pills.
That’s right folks, to have a really nice breath you need to put some effort and discipline into it and I’m going to give you some useful tips so you don’t scare away your friends and your next date when you open your mouth.
Besides, I want to take a little moment to say that it is very important to treat bad breath because it can be a sign or a lead to other diseases such as cavities, gingivitis and more. So by improving your breath you will improve your health too.
What can I do about it?
The first step into the right direction is to brush your teeth regularly. As a rule of thumb you should brush them at least twice a day, especially after meals because you want to get rid of any food particles that get stuck between the teeth and eventually rots, which causes bad breath.
Remember to pick the correct toothbrush for the chore and apply the right brushing techniques to clean your teeth really nice. Don’t forget to brush also the tongue, cheeks and gums to avoid infections and diseases.
After you are done brushing your teeth you’d want to use some dental floss to attend the gap between every tooth as the toothbrush doesn’t always get there. It is very important that you be gentle and avoid being aggressive because you can damage your gums pretty badly. How often you should floss? Two times a day.
Another amigo to complete your dental hygiene routine is the mouthwash. Use antiseptic mouthwash to kill all the germs in the mouth and finish it with a minty fresh breath. Remember to not use too much and to rinse your mouth twice a day also. In case you don’t have any mouthwash nearby, you can use a little water to rinse away the food debris, although the downside to this is that you won’t get rid of the germs that cause bad breath.
One useful item you can find very cheap in pharmacies in Los Algodones is a tongue scrapper. This is one of the best ways to clean your tongue effectively and help you deal with bad breath. Besides, it feels really nice and so relaxing!
How to prevent Bad Breath
To prevent bad breath you want to avoid sour food. Acidic food make our breath real bad and we want to consume less onions, garlic, tomato, for example, to not compromise it. After eating sour food you want to rinse as soon as possible or brush your teeth to stop the substance to get into your bloodstream.
The public enemy # 1 would be tobacco and cigarettes. They rot your breath as you have no idea and can cause other serious health problems in the long run like tooth loss, cancer. So quitting them would be a wise choice and best of your life.
And if you are wondering if these tips also works of you have braces or other orthodontics, the answer is yes! You can apply these step into your life with no problem at all, even better, you will need them the most because with braces you get twice as much food remnants stuck between your orthodontics and teeth.
And the same goes with denture users and dental implant users. You’ll need a good dental hygiene routine no matter your condition to have a great health and more importantly, a cold fresh minty breath. That remembers me, you should always opt for a good toothpaste to brush your teeth, choose one that is specially made for fresh breath and you’ll be all good to smile and impress your peers.
The final tip you definitely don’t wanna miss is to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a regular evaluation and cleaning. This is really important because dentist have a formation as a professional and the best criteria to treat any case that they face, always thinking about their patient best interest.