Having bad breath can not only be something that’s annoying for you but it can also make having conversations with others feel somewhat painful. Whether it’s something you ate or just the fact that your mouth is harboring bacteria, here are three easy and natural ways to help you freshen up your breath. Read on to learn more.
Drink More Water
Water is your body’s and your mouth’s best friend. As the perfect way to keep your body hydrated and your mouth clean, water will help to rid your mouth of bacteria and any sort of extra food from your lunch or dinner. Additionally, water helps to boost your mouth’s natural production of saliva which acts as your body’s natural defense against things like cavities and tartar build up. As a good rule of thumb, try to carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go. Whether you store it at your desk or in your bag, always having a bottle of water with you will act as a great reminder to drink more.
Chew on Mint Leaves
This may sound like something that is a bit foreign to many, but by chewing on actual, fresh mint leaves, you can freshen your breath in the most natural way possible. Simply take a small sprig of mint and chew on it after a meal. The mint extract itself will work to rid your mouth of bad breath and will help you to feel so fresh and so clean.
Scrape Your Tongue
Your tongue is considered to be your mouth’s harbor to store all of your oral bacteria and germs— which in turn causes bad breath. In order to rid your tongue of all of the bacteria and germs in your mouth, simply invest in a tongue scraper or use your toothbrush to scrape your tongue. By gently scraping the bacteria from your tongue, your breath will be fresher in no time.
If you’re struggling to get fresh breath, try the east and natural tips listed above. To learn more about oral health or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Nick Zalavadia’s office today!