How to combat bad breath

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Experiencing bad breath is unpleasant not only for you and your self confidence, but it can create issues with others around you. Keeping bad breath away is something that we all should do and here are some tips to do that.


One of the best ways to combat bad breath is by making sure that you eat a balanced diet, that is low in sugar. Remember that one of the main causes of bad breath is plaque and bacteria, and by avoiding foods that cause this you will help to minimize the risk of bad breath.

Certain foods like onion and garlic can also contribute to bad breath problems also, so it is best to keep these to a minimum.

Flossing and Brushing

These are two things that will definitely help you to reduce bad breath. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, once before bed and at another time during the day. Flossing should also occur regularly and is great because it removes excess food, plaque and bacteria from the gum line and in between the teeth. This excess food can be a major cause of bad breath and can also cause further problems with tooth decay and should be flossed away as regularly as possible.

Rinse and Drink

Drinking water is crucial for your overall health as well as for preventing bad breath. Even if you do not want to drink water all the time it is a good idea to rinse your mouth out from time to time, this works in a similar way to mouthwash and rinses the mouth of excess food, bacteria and plaque.


Mouthwash is another great way of preventing bad breath, it is extremely effective in killing bacteria and reducing the amount of plaque in the mouth. The reason it is so effective is because it can reach practically any part of the mouth as it is a liquid.

Check your tongue

One of the least known facts about bad breath is that a big cause is the bacteria on your tongue, when you are in the mirror next have a look at the white film that accumulates there . You can buy specialized scrapers to remove this bacteria on the tongue, you should only scrape very gently in order to prevent damage..

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