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5 Ways to Help Fight Bad Breath

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No one enjoys having bad breath.  And sometimes it can scare other people away.  Here are some simple ways to fight bad breath and keep people close.



  1. Good Oral Hygiene

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of brushing and flossing regularly.  One of the main causes of bad breath is plaque.  Brushing and flossing helps remove that offender. You may also want to try brushing your tongue because it can get coated with food particles and foul smelling bacteria. Getting rid of the bacteria can aid in getting rid of the odor.


  1. Rinse out your mouth

After eating, rinse your mouth with water.  It helps eliminate food particles which can cause bad breath.


  1. Chew Sugar Free Gum

Chew a sugarless gum with xylitol, like Trident.  Xylitol helps produce saliva and saliva helps fight bacteria in your mouth. Do not chew sugary mint candies.  Sugar boosts the growth of bacteria in the mouth.  More bacteria in the mouth equals more bad breath problems.


  1. Quit Smoking

Bad breath is just one of many reasons stop smoking.


  1. Go to the Dentist Regularly

Seeing your dentist and getting regular cleaning are important to maintaining good oral health. The doctors and hygienists at Andrew Sheng Dental will gladly help you with any dental concerns you may have. To schedule an appointment click here.

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