Easy ways to keep bad breath at bay
Bad breath can be embarrassing and unbearable for those around you. Fortunately, this problem is easy to fix with a few simple changes in your routine. Here are a few tips to banish bad breath.
1 Brush and floss after every meal to reduce the plaque buildup. Carry a toothbrush and toothpaste to work so that you can brush your teeth after lunch. Flossing will remove food debris from in between the teeth. Do so after every meal.
2 Opt a high fibre diet and reduce carbohydrates. Such a diet makes the body release ketones which keep the teeth naturally clean.
3 Reduce intake of garlic, onion or any strong odoured food. Use a mouth- wash after having them. Also avoid tobacco and smoking.
4 Dehydration also causes bad breath, so stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Keep sipping water all day. It will keep your mouth clean and odour-free.
5 If you have a dry mouth, try sucking on a piece of sugarless candy or chew sugarless gum for 15-20 minutes, avoid sugar mints to stimulate saliva flow. The saliva will help wash away food debris and bacteria that cause bad breath.
6 Visit your dentist every six months for scaling. You may not realise that you have gum disease or tooth decay—but either of those common maladies could be the source of bad breath.