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8 Simple Daily Do’s And Don’ts To Avoid Bad Breath!

It’s time to face the music, Dental hygiene is important when facing people in your day to day lives. Whether it’s going to business meetings or meeting up with friends and family, Bad breath is a very touchy and personal subject. Brushing your teeth twice a day and chewing gum may not be enough, but don’t worry. We’ve done some research and put together a list of eight simple do’s and don’ts that can help you avoid bad breath.
Now let’s begin..

1. Drink plenty of water!
Water is always a good idea, a sufficient amount of water stimulates the flow of saliva and helps to avoid dehydration which is often the reason from halitosis (That’s what scientists call bad breath). So here is some simple, yet unusual advice. Make it a habit to carry a water bottle on you when you are out and about and have a few sips of water every time someone calls your name at work or school. This will ensure that you keep hydrated whilst keeping that mouth fresh at all times.

2. Cut down your caffeine intake!
We all know coffee is life and it’s a low key addiction for many of us, but did you know caffeine slows down your saliva production and dries out your mouth? This can lead to bad breath.

3. Floss!
Remember to make flossing a regular habit, this is even going as far as flossing after each meal. Food particles which stay between your teeth for too long will build up bacteria and can go deep into the gum line, which will cause not only bad breath but also infection.

4. Change your toothbrush!
Change your toothbrush every three months. Time flies when you are brushing and you may not notice how quickly your toothbrush gets old. Toothbrushes build up bacteria too and over time you could just be adding more bacteria to your mouth. Life hack: Also change your toothbrush after you get the flu to avoid bringing those germs back into your body.

5. Brush your tongue!
Keeping your tongue clean will decrease odour by 70%

6. Use alcohol free mouthwash!
Many brands of mouthwash contain up to 27% of alcohol in their ingredients and that will dry out your mouth. As a result it will bring a unpleasant smell after the minty freshness wears off.

7. Avoid Sugar mints!
I know sugar mints may seem like a good idea at the time to freshen your breath, but unfortunately this is quite the contrary. The sugar in these mints will ultimately cause the bacteria in your mouth to grow, especially after finishing a delicious meal. So I would avoid sugar mints and opt for the sugar free products available.

8. Eat your fruit and veg!
When you crunch down on celery, apple, carrots or other similar food, it can help remove food stuck between your teeth. Fruit and vegetables will keep your body hydrated and are rich in vitamins.

So there you have it! Our eight simple do’s and don’ts to avoid bad breath. If you believe we have missed anything or have any questions; contact us or email us at info@dentaluxe.com.au

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