Just like maintaining our overall personality and look getting rid of bad breath is also very important. If our breath is not fresh and clean, this makes us look dirty in front of other people and they try to avoid contact with us.
Just imagine, you are at the party and no one is coming near to you because of the bad breath, how do you feel? Definitely, you feel ashamed and less confident.
I can also understand that this is not in your control and you have tried everything to get rid of bad breath but failed. So, don’t worry as in this article, I am going to share with you my best 7 methods.
7 Ways to Avoid Bad Breath
These 7 ways will certainly help you in getting rid of this problem and make you look appealing and attractive to others.
Let’s jump directly into them.
1. Brush and Floss
The most dentist advises that brushing after every meal is a healthy activity and makes your teeth and gums strong and away from any kind of calculus build up.
But, as life has become too busy and it is difficult to brush after every meal, I recommend doing it a minimum of 2 times a day. Once early in the morning when you get up and second at night before going to sleep.
Not just brushing but flossing is also very important, and you must do it a minimum of once a day.
One thing to keep in mind, if you do brushing too hard and too often it could wear down your teeth and make them vulnerable to different gum and teeth diseases.
Just follow the strategy and you will see a huge improvement in your breath within 2 to 3 days.
Mouthwash works like butter on bread. Along with brushing and flossing if you rinse your mouth with a mouthwash it will quickly improve your bad breath.
At the start, you must rinse your mouth with it a minimum of 2 times a day but later you can also do it once a day. This will not only help in giving you fresh breath but also makes the gums strong and away from bacteria.
Some people find it difficult to select a mouthwash, so don’t worry here I am going to share with you a list of 5 best Types of mouthwash. You can select any one of them.
- Oral B
All the brands or mouthwashes are very useful and effective, select the one which is easily available at your near stores or you can also buy them online.
3. Avoid Foods that make you stink
There are some foods which you must avoid getting rid of bad breath especially when you go outside. Onions and garlic are notorious in this and even brushing does not help. So, if you are planning to go outside then avoid eating them.
4. Green Tea
Green Tea has tons of health benefits and it also helps in cleaning the teeth and giving a fresh breath. It has antibacterial and antioxidant properties which help in cleaning the bad, smell producing bacteria from the mouth.
Instead of drinking coffee or black tea, it is advisable that you drink 1 to 2 cups of Green Tea daily. Not only it will help in getting rid of bad odour from the mouth, but it has many other health benefits, like:
- Reduces Risk of Heart Problems
- Helps in Weight Loss
- Maintain Blood Glucose Level
- Keep the Blood Pressure Normal
- Good for the Skin etc.
5. Use Zinc
Zinc is a very important component of our body and our body uses it for more than 300 functions of the body. Some include cellular functions and our DNA also uses Zinc.
Some studies have shown that zinc stops the production of different sulfur components which cause bad breath.
You can take zinc in different ways to get rid of your bad breath.
You can chew gums, or you can also use zinc mouthwash to avoid your bad breath.
There are many zinc supplements available that not only improve the immune system of the body but also help in combating microbes that cause bad odour.
6. Remain Hydrated
This is the most simple and easy way to avoid bad breath.
Drinking lots of water (8 to 10 glasses a day) keep and maintain the saliva flow and also keep the whole digestive tract moisturized. This inhibits or discourages the growth of bacteria. Not only does it help in avoiding bad odour, but it is also very important for the overall health of the body.
Along with drinking plenty of water, avoid too much use of coffee, black tea, alcohol and similar things as they cause dryness in the mouth.
7. Regular Exercise
Regular exercise is not only essential for the external health of the body but also for internal health.
Doing regular exercise maintains the ventilation and blood circulatory system in the body and also improves our immune system. This prevents the production and attack of bacteria and microbes which causes bad odor.
Gym, Cycling, Dancing, Jogging etc all are good exercises to start with.
Things to avoid!
Along with the above-mentioned 7 ways, there are also some precautions which you must take to see the desired results quickly and to avoid tooth decay.
- Avoid Junk Food
- Stop Smoking
- Don’t eat too much
- Don’t drink too much Alcohol
- Avoid too many spices or spicy food
- Avoid cold drinks
Please Note: According to dentists and medical expert’s regular dental checkup every 6 months is necessary. This helps in preventing the oral issues.
Wrapping it Up!
There are many ways to avoid bad breath and they are not the only one.
But I am very much sure if you apply the techniques mentioned above you will get rid of your bad breath. But if due to any reason it does not happen then I recommend you visit a dentist for a thorough check-up.
Ana Miller is a creative writer. Her topics of interest and expertise range from psychology to all sorts of disciplines such as science and news.