Let’s face it, no one wakes up in the morning with fresh breath. This means that having bad breath is normal in humans to some extent. The problem is that sometimes bad breath can be persistent. If you are dealing with this dilemma, we want you to know that you are not alone.
There are several reasons why you might be experiencing ongoing bad breath. These reasons can include dry mouth, poor eating habits, smoking, medical causes, and poor dental hygiene. In most cases, bad breath can be directly linked to germs in the mouth. If left untreated, these germs can develop gum diseases, oral yeast infections, and other undesired medical issues.
Fortunately, there are some ways in which you can get rid of bad breath and stop these issues from taking place. Below is a list of things you can do to improve your condition and prevent it from escalating.
Brush and Floss Your Teeth
This is the very first step you will want to take if you are suffering from bad breath. We mentioned that bad breath is often linked to germs in the mouth. Removing these germs is the key to putting an end to the condition.
From our experience, most people brush their teeth but they do not floss. Please, keep in mind that brushing will only remove the plaque from the front and back of your teeth. Flossing is the best tool to get in-between the teeth and remove the gunk stuck there. We recommend making it a habit to do these two activities together twice a day.
Brush Your Tongue
Tongue brushing is perhaps less common than flossing. However, the tongue is also a host to bacteria and germs. This means that it also is responsible for bad breath.
If you have never brushed your tongue before, try using the “X” brushing technique. This technique is a lot more simple than you would imagine. You will simply brush from the left back corner of your tongue to the right front, then the right back corner of your tongue to the left front, and lastly straight down the middle from back to front. You will get the hang of it after the first few times. Ideally, you will do this around six times in one go.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
You have probably been told how important drinking water is for your health. Did you know that it is also crucial to eliminate bad breath? A dry mouth is the perfect home for bacteria and germs to sit still on your tongue, teeth, and cheeks. This has a lot to do with the fact that a dry mouth enables dry cells to build up and bacteria and germs can feed off of dry cells. The good thing is that there is a simple solution to this problem; drink more water.
Get A Professional Opinion
Sometimes bad breath stems from bigger issues. If the remedies above are not helping you, please contact our team. We are happy to help determine the root cause of your problem and provide you with a personalized solution. We understand that this might be a sensitive subject for you but we are here to help. Your dental health is important to us, so don’t hesitate to contact us!