You certainly would not like to have bad breath and end up embarrassed while talking to others . But, the fact is that many people have this common problem – chronic halitosis, or bad breath – mostly originating from the gums and tongue.
Follow these simple tips to make your mouth feel fresh and clean while keeping your teeth and gums healthy at the same time:
Brush your teeth twice a day to remove plaque and food debris.
Make sure that you brush your teeth before going to bed.
Gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush or use a scraper to get rid of the coating that normally forms on your tongue. Otherwise, it can be a host for smelly bacteria.
Rinse your mouth daily using a good mouthwash that prevents bad breath.
Ensure that you rinse your mouth after you eat anything.
Do not smoke and avoid tobacco products as they can contribute to bad breath.
Avoid foods that sour your breath such as onions, garlic, especially if you are going to work or see friends.
Above all, visit your dentist regularly to maintain a good oral hygiene.