No one likes to be told that their breath smells, especially not on Valentine’s Day! Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is usually associated with poor oral health, food choices and unhealthy lifestyles. Here are some tips you can follow to prevent this from happening:
–Practice good oral hygiene – To prevent bad breath, it is important that you practice good oral habits every day. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes and compliment your brushing with flossing and mouthwash as well.
-Use a tongue scraper – Tongue scrapers help you remove bacteria and any food debris from your tongue that may not get cleaned as easily with a simple brushing.
–Chew Sugar-free gum – Chewing gum increases salivary flow and helps wash away bacteria of the mouth. Make sure the gum is sugar-free, so you are not feeding the bacteria in your mouth.
– Drink plenty of water- Staying hydrated is key to good breath. Be sure to drink enough water daily. Water keeps your mouth moist and helps wash away food particles and bacteria.