How To Prevent Bad Breath
Brush + Floss
Brush your teeth at least two times a day, and if you can after each meal. Brushing cleans 60% of your teeth, to do the rest you need to floss.
Check And Clean Your Tongue
Most bad smells come from the back of your mouth. If you stick your tongue out and look do see a white or brown coating? That’s the source of bad breath. Use a tongue scraper to remove it.
Mouthwash can help kill some of the bacteria that causes gum disease and bad breath. The Plaza Health dentist can provide a specialist mouthwash to do this.
When your mouth dry, it’s not able to clean away food debris, leading to bad breath. Drinking a lot of water helps to keep you hydrated and able to produce lots of saliva.
Smoking causes severe gum disease, very bad breath and many cancers. Stopping can save your life.
Follow A Healthy Diet
Sugary foods and drinks increase the build-up of bacteria and plaque in your mouth. Plaque causes gum disease, bad breath and can lead you to losing teeth.