On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad you think your breath smells? We would all like to think that it’s a 1, but if we spend a lot of time socializing, and eating healthier is not a priority right now, we may be building up those little bits of bacteria in our mouth that can contribute to a minor social faux pas. While it’s not nice to think of little bits of bacteria congregating to form a party in our mouth, if, during this winter season, we want to engage someone in conversation without them trying to not hold their nose, we’ve got to think about how to get rid of it!
Really, How Often Do You Brush?!
Let’s confront the elephant in the room (or the mouth), if you brush twice a day, then great! But what is the issue if you’ve still got bad breath? Maybe it’s the fact that you’re not brushing as well as you think. If you are someone that has problems with their wisdom teeth, this is a sure fire sign that your brushing habits aren’t that good. It’s not about quantity; it’s about quality when it comes to brushing. And don’t forget, you need to change your toothbrush regularly, and if this is something you forget about, a manual toothbrush subscription could make it easier for you. And in terms of your brushing habits, never neglect the tongue or the gums!
Neutralize The Bacteria
The issue may be as simple as you not getting rid of the bacteria in your mouth. There are easy ways for you to do this, such as by chewing gum after a meal but also looking after your gums. Gum disease is one of the primary causes of bad breath because the bacteria gather in the pockets at the base of your teeth. And if you don’t have enough saliva in your mouth, this could be another reason that bacteria gathers. Drink plenty of water, especially if you are prone to getting a dry mouth.
Try Some Natural Remedies
They say eating an apple is like nature’s toothbrush, but if you’re not fond of apples, there are other natural ways for you to get rid of bad breath. Remember, it’s about a buildup of bacteria, so taking the antiseptic route, such as with a warm salt water rinse, as well as more natural approaches like green tea, Aloe Vera, and even cinnamon sticks! If you are doing everything you can, one thing to look at is your predisposition to stress. It’s interesting, but if you get better rest, this decreases your stress response which in turn helps your immune system!
Nobody likes bad breath, especially when we know that we’ve got it. But remember, bacteria is the culprit so if we can minimize bacteria in our mouths, this will result in fresher breath. For so many of us, it’s about keeping on top of this, not just with having the right remedies available, but doing the basics properly. Because after all, if you don’t brush your teeth correctly, this is more than likely the main reason people are politely turning their heads away when you speak to them!