Bad breath, is usually not felt by the patient himself because the nose tends to get used to odors. It is also a taboo subject even in conversations among friends, although it should not, because by presenting the information we help our friend who suffers from bad breath.
Is there a way to treat it; Of course there is!
Here are 10 ways to help you overcome your problem:
1) Proper oral care
brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every night, and use mouthwash after brushing.
2) Brush your tongue
gently clean your tongue with a toothbrush. Do not forget the back area of the tongue, since it is the most dangerous one due to bacteria accumulation.
3) Water consumption
when your mouth remains dry, bad breath follows. To keep our oral cavity hydrated during the day consume a lot of water.
4) Do not rely on the chewing gums
Their results are only temporary.
5) Avoid foods that cause odors
6) Wash your teeth after food and beverage consumption
With an acidic drink, coffee, or alcohol, our breath smells. If you can’t survive without your morning coffee, at least after drinking it rinse with plenty of water. Follow this instruction also after eating. A low level of PH, (which may be caused by a drink) allows bacteria to grow and oral malodor to appear.
7) Consume natural products
green tea keeps our breath fresh because it has antibacterial compounds that fight the bacteria in our mouth. Mint, parsley, basil, coriander, and dill can temporarily cover unwanted odors.
8) Quit smoking
smoking results in plaque formation. The plaque on teeth is the place for bacteria. Furthermore, smoking keeps your mouth dry, thus saliva is not produced and your oral cavity is becoming dehydrated.
9) Consume foods that smell nice
there are foods that make our breath smell good. Fruits with high vitamin C, for example, melons and citrus fruits (like oranges). Also apples, carrots, and celery. We can eat fruits as dessert after our meal.
10)Visit the dentist
most times halitosis is happening due to some dental problem (caries, gingivitis, periodontal disease, etc.) so treatment is essential.