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How to Defeat Foul Breath

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Since bad breath can rear its malodorous head at inopportune times, it’s wise to be extra prepared. Every mouth has incidents of foul breath, including the advanced and dreaded “dragon breath”, or “firebreather breath”, especially after consuming pungent food. However, food isn’t always the main culprit. Obviously, poor dental hygiene is a prime suspect, but in many cases, even the cleanest of mouths produce undesirable scents. Luckily, there are several, simple techniques to attain breath as fresh as a Nordic breeze.

A sanitary mouth is a crucial factor in achieving flawless breath. Countless bad breath victims only give their teeth the 20 second once over instead of the full dental detail it requires. It’s also important to brush your tongue, especially the part furthest back in your mouth. And, please brush your teeth at work after your morning coffee and afternoon lunch.

Sometimes, smelly foods just can’t be avoided (or you just don’t want to avoid them), and these edibles are just another ingredient for bad breath. You may want to cut back on onions, garlic, dairy products, and coffee, especially prior to key social gatherings. Basically, don’t fuel up on chili dogs and garlic fries before any event which isn’t a football tailgate.

Lack of adequate hydration can lead to dry mouth which is a perfect setting for bad breath. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day to help eliminate foul breath — while also promoting a host of additional health benefits.

Mouth Rinses
Great, you’re brushing your teeth regularly, avoiding certain foods and drinking sufficient amounts of water. But, your breath still isn’t as fresh as you’d like? The solution may be mouthwash. Sometimes, you just need a helping hand in freshening up your breath and mouthwash is one of the easiest ways to do this. Gargle a shot full for thirty seconds every morning and night as part of your oral hygiene regimen.

Gums & Mints
Carrying around gum or mints is quick solution. In addition to minty fresh flavor, chicle and mints increase the amount of saliva in your mouth, therefore fighting back foul breath.

Crowded subways, after lunch meetings and first kisses would be much fresher without malodorous breath. Since bad breath happens to even the best of them, it is recommended to avoid smelly foods, drink sufficient amounts of water, use mouthwash, and carry gum or mints as a backup. These are all surefire ways to keep your breath smelling freshtastic!

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