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5 Tips To Banish Bad Breath

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Dr. Mal Braverman

Bad breath is something that everyone deals with from time to time, but if you struggle with keeping your breath smelling fresh and want to learn how to improve it, read the five tips below for some quick and easy help!

1. Practice Regular Tooth Care

Bacteria loves warm, moist places, so your mouth is a perfect breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria to settle. Brush and flossing helps to remove that bacterium before it has time to sit and grow, potentially causing you bad breath, as well as other dental health issues.

2. Drink More Water

Keeping your mouth hydrated throughout the day ensures that you are washing away leftover food particles and settling bacteria.

3. Use Mouthwash

Bits of food can collect on your tonsils, which can escape the reach of your toothbrush and cause funky breath. Gargling with mouthwash reaches your tonsils, teeth, tongue and gums to help kill bacteria and leave breath fresher.

4. Pick Food Wisely

Avoiding odorous foods like garlic and onions will obviously help keep your breath from picking up that stench, but on the other hand, foods like yogurt help to remove bad breath by sweeping bacteria into the digestive system.

5. Chew Gum

Chewing gum doesn’t just taste good and supply a minty smell to your breath; it creates saliva which helps to moisten your mouth and wash away pesky bacteria that gather around your teeth.

To learn more about how to banish bad breath, as well as a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to help dental health, call Dr. Mal Braverman at New York City Cosmetic Dentistry Center today at 212-688-3838.


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