1. Brush and Floss:
If you don’t brush and floss every day, pieces of food remain in your mouth, collecting germs, which can cause bad breath.
2. Use a Tongue Scraper:
This scrapes off the bacteria that are left on your tongue daily. We suggest that you use BreathRx tongue spray with the tongue scraper.
3. Chew Sugarless Gum:
Chewing sugarless gum can increase the flow of saliva and reduce the chances you’ll experience dry mouth-related bad breath. If gum isn’t your thing you can also try sugarless throat lozenges to create the same effect.
4. Change out Your Toothbrush Every 3-4 Months:
An old toothbrush is a bacteria-riddled toothbrush.
5. Stop Smoking:
Smoking causes nicotine and tar (among other nasty chemicals) to build up on the cheek walls, tongue, and teeth surfaces. It comes as no surprise that bad breath is nearly inevitable if you smoke.
6. Use Non-Alcohol Rinses:
We suggest Oxyfresh rinse and toothpaste which you will find at your Dental office.
7. Complete all diagnosed Dental work:
Such as periodontal cleanings, leaking or broken fillings and active decay. If untreated these will definitely cause bacteria to grow in the mouth.
8. Cut down on Drinking Alcohol:
Heavy alcohol consumption also can dry out the mouth which will cause bad breath.
9. Keep your mouth moist:
If you take medications this may dry your mouth out which will cause bad breath. We suggest you use Biotene mouth rinse.
10. Visit your Dental Office:
You should visit your dental office at least twice a year to see the hygienist for your regular check up and cleanings.
For more information, contact us today at (713) 668-8383.