Maintaining fresh breath is important for overall well-being. There are many social and psychological advantages that come with having fresh breath, which is why we have a wide array of chewing gums, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. Consistent oral hygiene takes a lifetime of consistent care. This makes it crucial to observe healthy hygiene habits to help keep your breath fresh always. Consistently practice good oral hygiene to avoid the buildup of plaque and cavities. You can also make lifestyle changes by following a healthy daily dental routine. Here are some helpful oral hygiene tips:
• Invest In Good Antibacterial Mouth Wash: Add a good antibacterial mouthwash to your daily oral care regimen. This is helpful to reduce the amount of acid in the mouth, clean hard-to-brush areas in and around the gums, and re-mineralize the teeth.
• Adjust Your Diet: Clean up your tongue by eating crunchy fruits and vegetables. Minimize intake of raw onions, garlic, sugary and spicy foods, and beverages that cause bad breath.
• Maintain A Clean Mouth: Always clean your mouth and anything that goes into it. If you use them, we recommend that you clean dentures, bridges, or mouth guards on a daily basis, and change your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months.
• Brush And Floss Daily: Brush your teeth, gums and tongue with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes, twice daily. Use proper brushing techniques to polish your teeth and remove bacteria, food and dead cells from the tongue. Floss at least once daily, to prevent the build-up of food particles and bacteria between your teeth and around your gums.
• Stay Hydrated: Drink more water to keep your mouth moist. Avoid tobacco, soft drinks or alcohol, as these dehydrate the mouth. Chew on sugar-free gum, mint and candies to stimulate the production and flow of saliva in the mouth.
• Avoid Midnight Snacking: Don’t go to bed with food particles in your mouth. Avoid having a snack just before bed, especially after brushing. Midnight snacks hinder fresh breath because food particles and sugar tend to remain on your teeth for too long, thus providing an enabling environment for bacteria to breed, causing bad breath.
• Use The Right Toothbrush: Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush, with a head small enough to reach the inner crevices of your molars. For most adults, we suggest that you use a small or medium-sized toothbrush for this purpose.
• Seek Professional Help: Maintain healthy and fresh breath with the help of a dentist or hygienist. It is recommended that individuals visit a dentist for check-up and mouth cleaning at least twice annually. Learn good oral hygiene techniques, get recommended cleaning products, and receive advice on the next steps to take on your oral health from a qualified dentist. Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells fresh and healthy. This means your teeth are clean and free of debris, your gums do not bleed when you brush or floss, and your breath smells nice always. Observe these dental tips to help improve oral hygiene and maintain fresh breath always.