Bad breath is unfortunately something that can strike at any time, and in any place. A lot of the times bad breath likes to show up at the most unfortunate moments. Bad breath likes to strike when your on a date, or a job interview, or giving a speech. It seems like it comes on in the most inconvenient moments. But, if you know you have a big day ahead of you, there are some preventive steps you can take to decrease your chances of bad breath. There are also some helpful tricks if you do find yourself with bad breath, and you need to get rid of it.
It can be hard to tell if you yourself have bad breath. You can’t really smell it. There’s a few ways to tell. You can kinda get the vibe your breath is a little stinky if people turn away from you when you talk, or scrunch up their face. You hope that people would be honest and tell you but in the times when they’re not, you have to look for little clues. Otherwise there’s the old tests of licking your wrist, letting it dry, and sniffing it. You can also use a spoon to scrape your tongue and see if it smells.
Unfortunately bad breath can be the result of more serious problems such as gum disease or gingivitis. So, if you have persistent bad breath you might want to talk to your dentist.
There are a few different things that cause bad breath. One is smoking. This is because the chemicals of the smoke linger on the tongue. Drinking alcohol can also affect the breath. Not only do certain drinks leave a foul odor on your breath, but they can also cause you to become dehydrated which can make breath stinky.
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, it’s also one of the most important ways to keep bad breath at bay! If you eat a healthy breakfast such as fruit, it can help to eliminate bad breath. This is because the fruit can clear away those odor causing bacteria that like to hang out on a persons tongue. Always brush your teeth after eating. Sometimes food particles can get stuck in teeth, and in turn start to smell if they’re stuck in there long.
Brushing teeth is super important. Try to brush at least twice a day. In the morning is a good idea because that’s when you feel the stinkiest, and usually are. When you are asleep your mouth is not producing as much saliva. Saliva helps to wash away food residue, and since it’s not that at night the food residue sticks around and starts to stink. If you don’t get the chance to brush after meals then brush right before you go to bed.
There are many ways to fight against bad breath once you have it. Brush correctly. That means getting all the teeth as well as tongue and cheek. Use mouthwash. Floss. Chew gum. A lot of people only see chewing gum as a way to mask odor, but it also increases saliva production which will flush out those stinky particles.