Avoid dry mouth
Bad breath is a symptom of dry mouth or the lack of saliva. To always keep your mouth moist, aside from drinking any glasses of water, you should avoid beverages that contribute to dry mouth such as sodas, coffee, or soft drinks.
Avoid tobacco too. Another halitosis management tip to stimulate saliva in your mouth: chew gum or suck on candy (sugarless preferred). If you have chronic dry mouth, your dentist can prescribe an oral medication that can manage saliva.
Drink plenty of water
Drinking many glasses of water a day (at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily) can keep the odor from your mouth under control and can also wash away particles and bacteria, the main causes of halitosis. The key is to keep your mouth and your throat moist always.
Watch what you eat
Some of the food that you eat can also contribute to your halitosis. Eating too much garlic or onions can stimulate a foul odor in your mouth. So as much as possible, stay away from such food products.
Change toothbrushes often
When you keep on using your toothbrush for months on end, the bristles become frayed and therefore, become less effective in fighting plaque and bad breath. They also become a reservoir for bacteria. Your toothbrush is only good for two to three months and after that, throw it away and get a new one.
See your dentist regularly
Go to your dentist at least twice a year, and have your teeth checked, cleaned, and repaired. Keep in mind that plaque buildup in your teeth can contribute to bad breath. Your dentist can take care of removing this stubborn plaque.
In addition, take care of damaged teeth immediately. Rotted teeth will not only cause bad breath but will also produce abscess/pus in the gums.
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