How to avoid bad breath

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  1. Alania

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    I think consuming certain drinks or foods might remove a bad breath from previous products a person has consumed. I too have a bad breath sometimes, but I drink coffee and then everything's fine.
     
  2. healthyfit07

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    Does your breath embarrass you socially? Bad breath can make life hell by putting off your friends or near and dear ones.
    Causes:
    When food particles stick in between our teeth, along our gum lines, and on our tongue are broken down by naturally occurring bacteria in our mouth, this process releases a bunch of stinky compounds. That’s why bad breath happens. It is called halitosis. Other triggers can be poor dental care, skipping meals, dryness of mouth, few ailments, few medication, low carbohydrate diet, cavity, wearing dental appliance, drinking a lot of alcohol, smoking, consuming tobacco, strep throat, high blood sugar levels, respiratory tract infection, acid reflux from stomach and many more.
    dental care: Brush your teeth for at least two-three minutes twice a day. Floss after each meal or at least once daily. It may cut down on plaque, bacteria and bad odor-causing food particles. Bacteria and amino acids combine and form halitosis-causing compounds on your tongue and in your mouth. So, clean your tongue regularly with a tongue cleaner and eliminate bad breath to great extent.
    Mouth rinse: A mouth rinse helps reduce plaque and gingivitis. Use it after every meal to freshen up your breath. You may use an effective homemade mouth rinse – add one tablespoon of lemon juice and a bit of salt in a cup of water. Rinse your mouth with it. The acidic content in lemon prevents the growth of bacteria and its pleasant smell helps mask the bad odor.
    Keep your body well hydrated: Drink enough water and curb foul-smelling bacteria development in your mouth. If your mouth remains dry and doesn’t have enough moisture to produce saliva, odor-causing bacteria start developing. Workouts can increase dryness in the mouth. Dryness also occurs when you’re asleep. So, drink a lot of water the whole day especially before and after any exercise schedule and waking up in the morning.
    Baking soda: Brush your teeth occasionally with baking soda. It helps neutralize excess acids found in the oral cavity.
    Choice healthy foods: Choose foods that combat odor-causing bacteria. A variety of fibrous fruits and vegetables, a diet rich in vitamin A, D, E and B can solve the problem of bad breath by removing excess mucus and toxins naturally. Avoid eating bad breath-causing foods like onion and garlic. Acidic foods like vinegar and high-fructose foods like sugary cereals should also be avoided. You may chew fresh parsley sprig to refresh your mouth.
    Use breath-sweetening herbs: Herbs such as fennel contain antibacterial properties and can complement to your dental care. It may not only cover up bad breath but reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
    Green tea: It contains polyphenols that may eliminate sulfur compounds and reduce oral bacteria. Drink it after half an hour of every meal.
    Clove tea: Add one teaspoon of clove powder in one cup of water. Let it simmer for five to 10 minutes. Strain and drink twice a day until you get rid of bad breath.
    Cinnamon tea: Cinnamon contains an essential oil that reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth and covers up bad breath. Simmer a cinnamon stick in a cup of water for five to 10 minutes. Drink morning-evening and see the results.
    Fenugreek tea: Simmer a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water for five to 10 minutes. Strain and drink twice a day and keep bad breath at bay. It is very effective when bad breath is caused by catarrhal infections.
    Avoid drinking alcohol and consuming tobacco in any form: They both make the mouth very dry, one of the most common causes of bad breath.
    If you use dentures, clean it properly at least once a day.
    Clean your mouth after eating protein-rich foods like meat or fish and any dairy product.
    Prevent mouth dryness with chewing gum and mints that are sugar-free. It may stimulate your salivary flow and have anti-cavity properties.
    Don’t let bad breath take a toll on your big smile, strong confidence, and self-esteem. Take good care of your teeth and visit your dentist at least twice a year to avoid the symptoms of offensive breath.
     
  3. Carmela Ruado

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    Bad breath can bring so much negative benefits like people would not interact with you cause they smell something bad if they do and more. The best way to avoid having a bad breath is that you consult to a doctor, well it depends if it is too much and unhealthy then consult to one but if it is bearable then you could search for something in YoutTube. I'm sure that something helpful is in there.
     
  4. Anna Liza Galang

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    There are ways to avoid bad breath. One of these is brushing your teeth once or twice. Flossing is a way to clean your teeth. By flossing it will remove food debris from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can't reach. Your tongue must also be brushed because bacteria can hide to it. The best way is to visit your dentist to take care of your teeth.
     
  5. Astra Gray Herondale

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    Proper dental hygiene is key. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, making sure to clean hard to reach areas as well as the tongue, and then floss if you can to further remove food particles. It might also help to bring mint or gum when you go out.
     
  6. jannah

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    1. Brush teeth twice a day. Brush your teeth two to three minutes at least twice a day to remove plaque and food debris.
    2. Floss daily.
    3. Brush or scrape your tongue.
    4. Use a mouth rinse.
    5. Visit your dentist.
    6. Quit smoking and avoid tobacco products.
    7. Wet your whistle.
    8. Eat a piece of sugarless candy or chew sugarless gum.
     
  7. Bgh sof

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    Practice good oral hygiene, chew gum or suck mint sweets, ,stop smoking, talk to your dentist if the problem persists,
     
  8. jannah

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    Brush teeth twice a day. Brush your teeth two to three minutes at least twice a day to remove plaque and food debris.
     
  9. phanuruch

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    Apart from observing good oral hygiene, a person experiencing bad breath can consider rehydrating. Dehydration is a common cause of bad breath. Naturally, your mouth hosts a plethora of friendly bacteria floating around in saliva. Now, saliva consists majorly of water. So, when your mouth gets dry, the bacteria interacts with food particles in the mouth, breaks them down which results in bad odor.
     
  10. jeffreyjose48

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    I brush my teeth and use mouthwash. I also bring with me candies that makes my breath fresh.
     
  11. Menchu Uy

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    I think its really good to have a doctor's check up of bad breath. The doctor will help you with everything he knows how you can avoid bad breath.
     
  12. loisuy43

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    One of the ways to avoid bad breath is to gargle every morning. It is also necessary to brush your teeth regularly after eating.
     
  13. Andrijana15

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    Wash teeth regularly, clean tongue, use mouthwash. If all of that doesn't help it means that there are problems with teeth.

    It's possible that the teeth look healthy from the outside, but inside there may be some process in the chin bones, or in the root of the teeth. The dentist will know, so visit him.
     
  14. Astra Gray Herondale

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    Like what most people have pointed out, bad breath is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. The key to avoiding bad breath is to ensure that you're brushing your teeth not just regularly but properly. Dentists recommend brushing teeth at least twice daily, and when brushing you have to make sure you're cleaning even the crooks and crevices of your teeth where food particles can build up. Don't forget to brush your tongue as well! Apart from brushing, flossing is also important as this removes those pesky food bits stuck between your teeth that your toothbrushes can't take care of.

    When eating outside, try to bring a box of mint or maybe some mouthwash with you so you can keep your breath smelling fresh after the meal.

    Last but not the least, pay a visit to your local dentist. Maybe you need dental cleaning? A yearly dental check-up won't hurt and will help keep your mouth in its healthiest. Hope I helped!
     
  15. Zeus20

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    Consult to your dentist regularly and have a clean of your teeth, but sometimes your stomach is the one who is stinky specially in the morning, so try eating healthy foods and have a lemon water or try some lactobacillus drinks it can help to clean your intestine in a good way, because it contains a good amount of good bacteria which is good for our body. One of those products is Yakult it is a japanese drink I'm not just sure if it is available all over the world.
     

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