Quick Tips For Fresh Breath

fresh breath tips

Bad breath can be embarrassing. Nope. Scratch that. Bad breath IS embarrassing. Standing a good few inches away from someone you’re speaking to may be a safe bet, but it doesn’t look very polite. The good news is that there are quick and easy tips to ensure that your breath is fresh.

Six fresh breath tips

When you’re in a bit of a fix after having too much garlic on that pizza, or those extra onions to go with that burger- there’s no doubt that your breath is going to be quite…fragrant. No need to despair. Try these quick fixes for fresh breath.

  1. Drink lots of water
    Not only is water good for you, it helps wash away those tiny food particles hiding away in your mouth. One of the causes of unfresh breath is a dry mouth, and drinking water helps to moisten the mouth, keeping your breath fresh.
  2. Rinse your mouth with water
    Again, water to the rescue! Water regulates the PH level in the mouth – so if you’re feeling a bit uncertain about your breath, rinse your mouth with some water.
  3. Keep your tongue clean
    Bacteria are highly fond of the tongue and choose the tongue as a prime hangout spot. A simple way to keep your breath fresh is to get yourself a tongue cleaner, which should be used after meals.
  4. Chew some gum
    That’s easy, right? The chewing of sugar free gum stimulates saliva production, which fights off bad breath. Forget about those sugary mints – the sugar produces more bacteria, which just makes the problem worse.
  5. Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco
    Besides being harmful to your health, tobacco is harmful to your breath. The smell of the cigarette remains in your lungs for hours, creating a stale smell that lingers on your breath. Furthermore, tobacco dries the mouth, making your breath unfresh.
  6. Have some spice
    Spices like clove, cardamom, cinnamon and fennel seeds contain antibacterial properties that fight off bad breath. Chewing on any one of these spices after meals will keep your breath fresh.

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