Have you been told that you have bad breath? If yes, then you will agree that is a very embarrassing situation to deal with. Bad breath is a result of poor oral hygiene, unhealthy lifestyle, or a sign of some other dental or health problems. Many people who have this issue visit dental clinics in Edmonton on a regular basis. Here’s what you can do, to get rid of bad breath.
Brush and floss your teeth properly
The food you eat tends to get trapped between your teeth or gets accumulated near the gum line. This leads to the formation of plaque which is then acted upon by infection-causing bacteria, causing bad breath. To keep your mouth clean, you need to brush and floss your teeth twice a day (at least!). This routine removes the food stuck in between your teeth and prevents plaque build-up. Also, use of fluoride-rich toothpaste and mouthwash help to fight against the infection causing bacteria . Adhering to this practice will help you get rid of bad breath.
Scrape your tongue
Brushing and flossing are not enough to keep your mouth clean. Apart from brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth, you must not forget to scrape your tongue. A coating is formed on your tongue, which becomes a breeding ground for infection-causing bacteria that leads to foul smelling mouth. Use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue every time you clean your mouth. This will help to clear away food debris, removes bacteria and dead cells, and ultimately curbs bad breath.
Avoid eating odor-causing food
You must have noticed that some food item such as onions and garlic leave behind their smell, that tends to linger in the mouth for a long time. Brushing or rinsing your mouth with mouthwash is not a solution to get rid of foul smell caused by food items like these. This is because of the substance in these food items that cause odor to travel through the bloodstreams and reaches your lungs. So, when you breathe them out, you realize you have bad breath that smells like onion or garlic.
Get rid of your smoking habit
All of us are aware of the fact that smoking causes lung cancer and teeth stains. Overconsumption of tobacco also causes bad breath. The only solution to the problem of bad breath caused due to consumption of tobacco is to quit the habit of smoking. It not only improves your oral health condition, but also your overall health.
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