1. Brush & Floss Regularly
Your mouth is a playground for a vast array of different bacteria. Some are harmless while others perform useful functions – in a healthy mouth. If you’re a smoker though, or you don’t brush and floss regularly, then you’re asking for trouble.Food gets trapped in the teeth and as is the way with any food left lying around in a dark, warm and damp environment it starts to rot and with that comes that oh-so-unpleasant odor.
2. Clean your tongue
It is not enough to simply brush your teeth. Since your tongue has a lot of surface area and is covered with textured bumps and grooves, it harbors more bacteria than the rest of your mouth combined. Removing the bacteria on your tongue can go a long way in reducing your bad breath.
3. Stay Hydrated
When a mouth becomes devoid of saliva, odor-causing bacteria can thrive. Saliva contains oxygen that deters the growth of oral bacteria. The solution is to always drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, to keep bacteria at bay.
4. Gums & Mints
There’s a wide selection of gums and mints available that may help you keep your breath smelling sweet temporarily. If it’s impossible for you to brush your teeth or use a mouthwash throughout the day, find a gum that may do the trick.
5. Avoid Pungent Foods
One of the most disgusting smells is garlic breath. Onions and other strongly-flavored foods can also be culprits.
6. Floss every day
Flossing your teeth is just as important to good oral health as brushing, and even more important for reducing bad breath. Make it as much of a mindless habit as brushing your teeth.
7. Use mouthwash
Mouthwash helps to keep your mouth moist and helps to prevent bad breath.
8. Drink Water after Your Coffee
Following on from odoriferous foods such as garlic and onions, we come to drinks. Liquors such as whisky smell pretty bad even before they’re consumed. But when strong-smelling liquors and beers enter the bloodstream they are exhaled in the breath – and smell even worse.