There’s little that is more embarrassing than leaning in to talk to someone and realizing that your breath is in truly bad condition. People around you are always leaning away when you speak, and sometimes you can’t even stand your own breath. There can be a lot of factors playing a role in your bad breath, but we have a few tips to help you get started on the battle against halitosis.

1) Get Your 8 Glasses
Drinking plenty of water is a very important part of your oral health. Saliva is one of the biggest weapons against halitosis-causing bacteria, but your mouth needs to be hydrated in order to produce plenty of saliva.

2) Floss Away
Dental floss is an important part of removing bacteria from your mouth. If you’ve been having trouble with bad breath, it’s time to spend some extra time flossing!

3) Avoid Breath Mints
Mints are usually full of sugar, which feeds the bacteria in your mouth. When you have bad breath, reach for sugar-free gum to freshen your mouth and boost your saliva production.

4) Take Care of Your Tongue
Most people don’t take adequate care of their tongues. Scrape and brush your tongue whenever you care for your teeth. This will remove bacteria and leave your mouth feeling much fresher.

Halitosis is an embarrassing problem that millions of people suffer from each and every day. If this list doesn’t help you clear your mouth of stink, it’s time to make an appointment. Contact us today to set up a time to meet with us about your oral health. We can’t wait to meet you.