Many people have bad breath and don’t even realize it. Typically, their friends, co-workers, and even family members are too embarrassed to say anything. You probably know somebody like this already. Do you feel comfortable telling them?
Bad breath can be caused by any number of reasons. But the most common is poor oral health habits. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash regularly can help prevent bad breath. But even these don’t always ensure your breath isn’t offensive to other people.
Having bad breath is common. But getting rid of it is easy. Especially when you follow these few simple secret tips that always keep your breath fresh and sweet.
Tricks of the Trade
You’ve probably heard dentists recommend that their patients brush after every meal. But that’s not always practical, especially when you are at work or eating out with friends. Not everybody carries a toothbrush and toothpaste with them wherever they go.
But you can carry something more convenient, such as breath mints or some chewing gum. These can help mask breath odors until you can get home and follow your normal oral health routine. Just make sure if you use chewing gum that it is sugar-free. Full sugar gum can promote tooth decay which can lead to future problems like cavities and gum disease.
Another trick is to avoid foods and drinks that cause bad breath, such as garlic, onions, and other strongly flavored ingredients. If you are dining out, choose what you order carefully.
Alcohol can have strong odors that other people can notice. Smoking also can give you bad breath, among other health issues.
Keeping your breath fresh and clean can give you more confidence and make other people more likely to like you. These simple tips can help prevent bad breath while promoting good oral health.