The hot and humid season is back. This also means that there is a high tendency our breath will smell. You know how it feels to be talking to someone with bad breath.
How can you keep your breath fresh?
#1 Eat more vegetables
There is less bacteria produced by decaying vegetables than meat. Decaying vegetables? Who eats rotten vegetables?
These are the food pieces that gets stuck in between your teeth during meals. Eating more vegetables will help in your complexion, digestion and health too!
#2 Drink a lot of water
Water is our friend. Water washes our mouth and keeps it cool – this is not an environment which bacteria love.
As an added benefit, drinking a lot of water can help us to slim down too!
#3 Brush your teeth at least twice a day
All of us brush our teeth in the morning. However not every one of us brush our teeth after meals or before we sleep.
Brushing helps to get rid of most of the food that’s stuck in between our teeth. Imagine the food pieces that were stuck since breakfast… Eeeww!
#4 Floss your teeth
Fine pieces of meat or vegetables can remain in between our teeth even after brushing. This is where flossing is most effective.
Visit your dentist and ask for a demonstration. Your gums may bleed at the start, but there is no cause of worry. My gums bled a little on the first time I flossed.
#5 Gargle with mouthwash
Most mouthwash promise to kill 99% of the bacteria in your mouth. I gargle my mouth regularly and have found it to help get rid of my bad breath. Instructions for gargling:
- Pour some mouthwash into your mouth
- Rinse your mouth sideways for 10 seconds
- Tilt your head back and gargle for another 10 seconds with your mouth open
- Spit the mouthwash out
- Rinse your mouth with water
There you go! With clean teeth at night and throughout the day, you will have your breath fresh like mint!