How To Keep Fresh Breath

January 16, 2017
Orlando Smiles, Inc.
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How to Keep Fresh, Kissable Breath Every Day

As we enter the season of romance, many people become cautiously aware of the potential for embarrassing halitosis (also known as chronic dragon breath!).  Even after diligent brushing, some people still struggle with overwhelmingly bad breath. These is largely due to the presence of bacteria hidden in the back of your mouth and even down your throat. If your sweetie on Valentine’s Day seems a little apprehensive, try a few of these helpful tips to keep your breath fresh and pleasant. 

Keep a Mindful Diet

Many fatty foods cause a build of ketones and acids that stick to your esophagus and give your breath a bitter, sickly odor. Fortunately, these acids can be easily neutralized when paired with the right snack. Crunchy fruit and vegetables, in addition to being an abundantly healthy snack, help remove the plaque that stains teeth and have a noticeable effect on your breath. Also include plenty of probiotics, like yogurt or soft cheese, to help destroy the kinds of harmful bacteria that leave an awful odor in your mouth.

A few examples of recommended “breath friendly” foods are: 

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Green Tea
  • Sugarless Gum
  • Speak with your preferred dentist in Orlando about favorite food recommendations that can lead to sweeter breath. 

Stay Hydrated

Dry mouth is a common cause of stinky breath. Drink plenty of water to help wash away food particles and bacteria that love to stick to the inside of your mouth. Your Orlando dentist will recommend 8 glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated. Additionally, it would never hurt to replace a few of your daily sodas or coffee with a clean glass of water.

A Clean Mouth is a Happy Mouth

Brushing your teeth will serve you very little good if you are not also taking care of your gums, cheeks, and tongue. Every dentist

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Your trusted Orlando dentist

in Orlando will caution of the detrimental effects of failing to floss and rinse all those small bits of food that easily become trapped in the unseen portions of your mouth. For best results, use an alcohol-free mouthwash to keep your mouth moisturized and fresh.   

Avoid the Breath Killers

Garlic and onions are common causes of interminable bad breath. The problem persists because even after brushing, the odor will become absorbed into your bloodstream and lungs. If you really cannot remove these breath beasts from your diet, the only other option is to cover it with some more powerful musk. Try chewing on mint leaves or parsley after meals.

Quit smoking as quickly as you can. Smelly snacks can be masked, but the effect of cigarettes on your breath, teeth, gums, and lungs is impossible to cover. Studies have shown that even the most potent breath sprays and mouthwashes never complete eliminating the powerful stench of smoker’s breath. To make things worse, smokers become accustomed to the bitter taste and are not always aware of the unpleasant effect.   

Consult with Your Dentist in Orlando

Sometimes chronic bad breath can be a sign of a worse medical condition. If the problem persists, discuss the issue with your local Orlando dentist.