3 Smart Tips to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Many people suffer from chronic bad breath. It may not seem like a big deal, but for those of you who have it, you know how embarrassing it can be. While you can try mints and gum, the best way to handle bad breath is to destroy it where it originates: in the gums and tongue. Check out these tips to help you fight bad breath and keep your mouth healthy.

3 Smart Tips

Smart Brushing

Sometimes, you’re tired and you don’t feel like brushing when you go to bed and wake up. As tired as you are, make sure that you put aside two to three minutes in the morning and at night to remove plaque and food. Don’t skip out on brushing properly either; if you brush for thirty seconds, you’re not really helping yourself in the end.

Brush your tongue before you finish your routine. Remove any residue in your taste buds using something called a tongue scraper, or just use your toothbrush. Either way, you’ll end up with a much cleaner mouth.

If you want to add a little to your brushing routine, you may also try brushing again with baking soda too. This will reduce acidity in your mouth, which will prevent the growth of bacteria that causes bad breath.

Floss and Rinse

After you’re finished with your brushing, don’t let your routine end. Instead, grab that floss to get rid of food between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t get. Without that food, the bacteria won’t have anything to feed on.

When you’re done flossing, try using a mouthwash. Remember that using mouthwash will only cover up the problem and may actually worsen it in time, but you can rinse your mouth out quickly if you’re in a rush. You may also try a rinse with green or black tea, which is meant to suppress the growth of bacteria.

Eat and Drink Right

Cut out those tobacco products. If you smoke, your mouth usually dries out, leaving your mouth feeling gross and with an unpleasant smell. At the same time, be sure to drink enough water. This will help avoid a dry mouth, whether you smoke or not, keeping away bacteria and bad breath.

Try eating sugarless candy or gum to stimulate the flow of saliva. More saliva washes away bacteria and old food. This is why crispy fruits and vegetables are a good option too.


You don’t need to deal with bad breath any longer. Instead of getting embarrassed when you meet someone new, try out these tips to help combat your bad breath. They’ll tackle the cause of the problem instead of covering it up, giving you fresh breath every day.

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