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Have Bad Breath? 5 Tips To Help Fight It

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common problem that many people deal with on a daily basis. It can happen from eating a specific food or just poor dental hygiene practices. Either way, it can cause you to make a negative impression with other people. Thankfully, there are some ways that you can fight bad breath. Be sure to follow these 5 tips and see if they work for you.

Drink A Lot of Water

Water does more than improve your body's immune system and reduce bloating. Water can also help diminish your bad breath. Water washes away all those tiny food particles in your mouth and prevents dry mouth from occurring to you. You should start drinking the recommended 8 glasses a day and see if it improves your bad breath along with your overall health. 

Scrape Your Tongue

Everyone knows that they should be brushing and flossing every single day, but have you ever thought about cleaning your tongue? Many types of bacteria and food particles get stuck on the tongue, which all contribute to your bad breath. Purchase a tongue scraper to help remove those food particles each morning, and you could notice fresher breath during the day.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is a hard habit to break. You probably know about the risks to your own health, but it is also contributing to your bad breath. The tobacco itself not only has a bad smell to it, but smoking also dries your mouth out as well. Drop your smoking habit and you'll see improvements in your breath.

Eat Some Parsley

Parsley not only tastes great on a salad, but it helps fight your bad breath. Parsley has chlorophyll in it, which will neutralize the toxins in your mouth thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Try incorporating it into more of your meals, or simply chew on it when you notice that your breath is not so great.

Floss Regularly

Flossing is important in preventing gum disease from occurring, but will also fight your bad breath. There are tiny particles of food between your teeth that a toothbrush is unable to reach. Allowing the food to sit for too long between teeth will have the same effect as if you left food out on your kitchen counter. It starts to rot and develops an odor. Flossing takes only a couple minutes each day, but can have an impact on your breath.

For further assistance, contact a local dentist, such as one from Port Orchard Dental Care Center.

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Every Dentist Needs Your Help Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

When I was a child and teenager, I always left the dentist's office with the great feeling of having no cavities. When I went away to college out-of-state, I had to switch to a new dentist in my area. It seemed like I was suddenly getting cavities and started wonder what my new dentist "was doing wrong". When I spoke to my mother about it, she reminded me that the reason I never had cavities when I was living it home was because she always made sure my siblings and I brushed and flossed daily and didn't eat too much sugar. I then realized that my late-night study sessions drinking sugary soda and my suddenly bad brushing habits were the true causes of my cavities. I have since learned a lot more about dental health I am eager to share with anyone who needs the advice!


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