5 ways to get rid of bad breath

What could be more embarrassing and socially unappealing to those around you than a bad breath? While it is not a medical emergency, over 20 percent of people have one type of mouth odour. A good oral hygiene and a change in certain habits can help you combat bad breath.

Below are 5 ways you can maintain a good oral hygiene:

1) Floss more often – After brushing most times food remains stuck between your teeth, when bacteria breaks down these food particles, it leads to bad breath.
When you make a habit of flossing, you remove food particles that can cause bad breath.

2) Brush regularly – Plaque builds up around the enamel of each tooth when bacteria acts on carbohydrates. Brushing your teeth twice a day will help you shed the plaque buildup and remove food particles that lead to bad breath.

3) Rinse after eating – Always rinse your mouth properly, after eating anything especially sugary food. A quick rinse after each meal goes a long way in maintaining a fresh breath.

4) Drink Water Regularly – A dry mouth is convenient for bacteria activity. Drinking water regularly to keeps your mouth hydrated; it ensures you produce enough saliva and reduces the odds of developing bad breath.

5) Scrape your tongue – The coating that gradually forms on your tongue can be a host for bacteria activity. After brushing your teeth, gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush to get rid of the coating on your tongue.

For more advice and help, consult a doctor online via The Reliance Care App.

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