Want to beat bad breath? No problem! According to information we found on Web MD, you can banish bad breath in 4 steps:
- Clean your tongue. Brushing and flossing don’t get rid of all the food particles and bacteria that cause problems. Why? There are millions of filaments on your tongue that provide a perfect germ hide-out. In one study, tongue scrapers were almost TWICE as effective as toothbrushes in getting rid of the compounds that cause bad breath. You don’t even need a special tool - the edge of a spoon is all it takes.
- Drink water. It keeps your mouth clean and substituting water for coffee will prevent deadly ‘office breath’.
- Chew gum. Unlike mints and mouthwash, gum stimulates saliva production – and saliva is the body’s one-two punch for a healthy mouth. It washes away food particles and it’s a natural antibiotic that decreases the number of bad bacteria in your mouth. And when you’re buying gum go for the sugar-free cinnamon. Studies show that cinnamon’s another natural germ fighter.
- Eat a slice of bread. Low-carb diets can cause something known as "ketone breath". If it gets out of control, a little nosh does the trick. If these tips don’t work, see your dentist. It could be a sign you have an issue that needs professional attention.