For some, fresh minty breath is what they’ve always hoped for, but unfortunately, for more than 80 million people suffering from halitosis or bad breath, this is just a dream. Often originating in the gums and tongue, bad breath can be a very embarrassing, but common condition and there are numerous ways to prevent it. In this blog, Smilekraft Dentistry’s Dr. Priyank Mathur discusses how to keep your breath fresh:
- Stay on top of your oral hygiene routine
Regular brushing, flossing and scraping your tongue helps remove plaque that makes your breath stale smelling. Moreover, regular visits to your dentist can help rule out issues such as cavities, dry mouth and gum disease which also contribute to bad breath.
- Eat healthy and stay hydrated
Eat a healthy, balanced diet and regular meals. Certain diets such as extreme fasting and very low-carb diets can give you bad-smelling breath. For chronic bad breath, avoiding foods like onions and garlic also helps. Drinking sufficient water helps wash away food particles and also keeps dry mouth at bay.
- Kick the stick
Smoking and tobacco products tend to dry out your mouth and can leave an unpleasant smell that lingers even after brushing your teeth. If you’re looking for a reason to quit, then look no further!
If bad breath is something that bothers you, we’re always here to help. Drop into our conveniently located clinic at Wakad and rest assured you’ll say bye to bad breath!