Bad breath can be embarrassing.
Fighting foul breath before dates and interviews can be considerably difficult as we fear it will give off a bad first impression of us.
Fortunately, we can fight and prevent our bad breath in many ways:
Keep up with your oral health.
You can’t expect to have fresh breath when you don’t adequately brush your teeth or upkeep your oral health on a minimum of a twice-a-day basis. Brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and using a tongue scraper are all great components of a good oral hygiene methods.
The goal here is to not just load up on peppermint-y smelling mouthwash and toothpaste to hide your breath, but to thoroughly brush and wash away smelly oral bacteria and decomposing food particles in the mouth.
Drink more water.
Many of us when we are nervous suffer with a dry mouth, which in turn can create bad breath. This is especially bad during meetings, dates, and job interviews. Stocking up on water would certainly help create a moist environment in your mouth, wash away smelly oral bacteria, and generally make your breath smell fresher.
Don’t choose bad breathing-causing foods and drinks.
Garlic, onions, fish, coffee, and strong spices can cause worsened bad breath. Sometimes even after a good brushing, you still have a whiff of leftovers on your breath. For this reason, it’s important to avoid strong foods and beverages during times you expect to have fresher, less smelly breath. Leave a lasting impression that isn’t a smelly one.
Opt for sugar-free chewing gum or breath mints.
If you must consume foods and drinks that are strong and smelly, choosing sugar-free chewing gum or breath mints would be great options. The reason you want to choose one without sugar is because sugar feeds oral bacteria, which in turn increases the oral bacteria count in our mouths, creating worsened breath and an increase of oral health problems over the course of time. Gum in particular can help not only create a fresh mouth, but also collect bacteria and food particles sitting in your mouth that would otherwise contribute to foul-smelling breath.
Continue attending your dental appointments twice a year.
As always, you can’t neglect your dental appointments and checkups twice a year. If you expect to have a healthy mouth, beautiful teeth, and better breath, you’ll want to upkeep your appointments to ensure everything is in order. After a good, thorough, professional cleaning, your mouth will be cleaner, prettier, and better smelling.