5 Amazingly Easy Ways to Beat Bad Breath

Do you often worry that your breath stinks?

I understand your concern. After all, most people won’t tell you when you have bad breath or halitosis. They’ll probably offer some mint and hope you figure it out on your own.

For this reason, you should learn to self-diagnose bad breath. First, realize that blowing on your hands and then smelling your breath doesn’t work. You’re better off scraping the back of your tongue with a spoon and then smelling it after it dries. Or simply lick the back of your hand and smell it after a few seconds.

Don’t panic if you have bad breath. It may be triggered by the food you ate earlier. Other times, you may have bad breath because you’re not drinking enough water. Crash diets are also notorious for causing bad breath. I bet you’ve heard of keto breath.

Luckily, the tips below can help you beat bad breath caused by any of the factors above. However, bad breath may be a sign of a serious condition, such as diabetes, kidney or liver disease, and throat or lung infections. See a doctor if you suspect you have any of these conditions.

Toothbrushe and tongue scraper on yellow background. Top view.

1. Avoid Foods that Cause Bad Breath

Stay away from the usual suspects, such as garlic and onions. Animal protein, such as meat and fish can be problematic too. Since it’s impossible to completely avoid garlic and onions, brush your teeth after eating them.

You should also eat breath-freshening foods, such as green tea, celery, apples and citrus fruits.

2. Drink Plenty of Water

You may have bad breath if you don’t drink water regularly, because bacteria thrive in a dry mouth. Therefore, drink water throughout the day.

3. Floss and Brush Regularly

Brushing once a day may not be enough, if you struggle with bad breath. Try brushing twice a day to see if the bad breath will vanish. If that doesn’t help, brush after every meal. Just keep in mind that brushing too hard can weaken your teeth and make them prone to decay.

Floss at least once a day, as well.

4. Rinse Your Mouth with Mouthwash

Brushing your teeth after every meal can be daunting, especially at the office. Luckily, rinsing with mouthwash is an easier alternative.

Rinse your mouth with mouthwash for 30 seconds or more before spitting. Note that smoking or eating within 30 minutes after rinsing can undo the benefits.

5. Scrape Your Tongue

Many of us don’t clean our tongues regularly, yet it’s a supremely effective way to get rid of bad breath. Try adding it to your morning routine.

Note that the back of your tongue is the most crucial part. Invest in a tongue scraper, and you’ll be shocked by how effective scraping is.

See a doctor if these methods don’t work. Remember that bad breath could a sign of a serious condition.

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41 comments

Graham P
Graham P22 days ago

Informative posting, thanks.

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Pietro M
Pietro Maiorana24 days ago

Troppa pulizia può altresì peggiorare il problema...

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Lisa M
Lisa M25 days ago

Thanks.

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Lisa M
Lisa M25 days ago

Thanks.

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Thomas M
Thomas M25 days ago

TYFS

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Marija Mohoric
Marija Mohoric26 days ago

Tks very much for sharing...

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Ben O
Ben Oscarsito26 days ago

Thanks for the info!

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Mike R
Mike R26 days ago

Thanks

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Sherry Kohn
Sherry Kohn26 days ago

Many thanks to you !

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola26 days ago

thanks for posting

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