Bad breath is not something most of us want to be worrying about. In a perfect world we would all have perfect breath all the time – with a hint of wintergreen, peppermint or perhaps fresh flowers.
We do not live in a perfect world however, and just about everyone has to worry a bit about bad breath once in a while, even if it’s just the typical “morning breath.”
There are things you can do to eliminate or reduce the possibility that you will be causing people’s eyes to water because of your less-than-delightful breath.
Try these simple tricks to keep your breath fresh
1. CLEAN YOUR TONGUE WHILE BRUSHING
It turns out that the tongue is another place that’s particularly attractive to bacteria which are expert at hanging around and causing unpleasant odors.
It’s quite easy to simply brush your tongue while you are brushing your teeth, and if you want to get really serious about it, you can pick up a tongue cleaner in many of the same places that sell toothbrushes.
2. STAY HYDRATED
Staying hydrated is known to be important for your overall health, but not everyone knows that a dry mouth is a friendlier environment for those smelly bacteria.
Saliva is nature’s way of keeping your mouth clean and it even has antibacterial properties.
3. CANDY, MINTS AND GUM
These can be great temporary solutions to a bad breath problem but they all wear off pretty quickly unless you keep shoveling a steady supply into your mouth.
The problem with these solutions is that they simply mask the odor of bad breath and don’t do anything to actually stop it.
4. CHECKING FOODS WE EAT
What you eat can have a tremendous effect on the freshness of your breath.
While it’s not a surprise to anyone that things like garlic can cause bad breath, there are other foods to watch out for that might not be so obvious. Meats are a good example.
5. NATURAL REMEDIES
Green tea is an effective home remedy for bad breath.
ResearchTrusted Source shows that green tea has disinfectant and deodorizing properties that can temporarily freshen the breath.
Mint has similar effects, so a cup of green mint tea may be an ideal breath freshener.
Brew two cups of tea before going to bed and refrigerate it overnight.