Bad breath is one of those embarrassing problems that sneak up when you least expect it.
Kick bad breath before it starts by following these three tips:
Daily brushing & flossing removes food particles from your mouth, helping you keep your breath fresh! If you don’t keep these daily habits, your teeth and gums will accumulate bacterial residue (plaque) that gives off a nasty odor.
Regular dental check-ups can also prevent bad breath by deep-cleaning your teeth and gums and providing regular assessment for gum disease, another culprit of bad breath.
You’d be surprised how many everyday food items and drinks can cause bad breath. For example, onions and garlic are in a variety of dishes. Coffee, perhaps one of the most popular everyday drinks, also causes bad breath. And so does kimchi. You may not have to totally avoid these foods and drinks, but be aware of them and be sure to brush and floss after eating them.
Smoking causes a unique and disagreeable mouth odor. In fact, any tobacco use puts you at risk for gum disease, a proven source of bad breath.