Bad breath can destroy your self-confidence. At first, you may not notice you have it but once you realize you’ll never want to open your mouth in public again. Being so self-conscious will make it difficult to handle almost any social situation. The result is you’ll become more reclusive and your self-confidence will be damaged. It can be hard to recover from this.
That’s why you need to take steps to eliminate bad breath straight away before it becomes an issue.
- Visit Your Dentist
The first port of call must be your dentist. There are many possible causes of bad breath but some of these are health-related. Infected cavities and gum disease are two of the biggest causes, although bacteria on your tongue can also cause bad breath.
Visit a reputable dentist Neutral Bay and have your mouth inspected. They’ll identify any issue and help you resolve the problem. Within a surprisingly short space of time, your bad breath can be just a distant memory.
It’s worth noting that bad oral health is connected to reduced overall health, you want to get it sorted sooner rather than later.
- Brushing Daily
You should already now that you need to brush your teeth twice a day in order to help them stay healthy. It’s best not to brush for at least 30 minutes after eating, this prevents you from brushing acids into your teeth and gums.
You should brush lightly to prevent damaging your teeth and gums. Brushing removes plaque and small pieces of debris which can contribute to bad breath.
Flossing takes brushing a step further by getting between your teeth and removing more of the plague and debris that can make your breath smell. You should be doing this at least once a day.
- Mouth Rinse
Mouth rinse is an effective way of killing bacteria in your mouth and neutralizing any potential cause of a smell. However, while mouth rinse will help your breath to smell nice, it is a temporary fix. Mouth rinse can’t cure the underlying issue, you’ll still need to visit the dentist to get this resolved.
But, in the short term, you’ll be able to see friends and attend social occasions.
- Eat Gum
Sugar-free gum is an excellent way to stimulate saliva production in your mouth. Saliva naturally dilutes the acid in your mouth reducing its ability to attack your teeth.
It also helps to wash away any debris in your mouth that can cause bad breath. Just make sure the gum is sugar-free, if it has sugar in it you’ll be feeding the bacteria in your mouth, that’s going to increase tooth damage and the potential for bad breath.
Bad breath affects a surprisingly large proportion of adults at some point. The good news is that you can easily resolve the issue by adopting god oral practices and visit your dentist regularly.
Book your next appointment today and restore your Hollywood smile!