4 Easy Ways To Maintain Fresh Breath
There’s nothing worse than feeling concerned you’ve got bad breath, especially when there isn’t a mint to hand! But follow these four simple tricks and you won’t be worrying again.
Bad breath is never a pleasant thing. Not only for those who are subjected to it, but also because it’s sometimes hard for the person in question to know they’ve got it in the first place. After all, you can’t smell your own breath!
But as much as we dislike it, many of us are prone to occasional breath issues, thanks to foods we consume and oral hygiene habits. In fact, breath specialists CB12 have carried out some research that revealed that four in 10 Brits experience unpleasant breath.
And what better time than today – National Fresh Breath Day – to consider what we can do to ensure we maintain the freshest of mouths. We spoke to dentist Dr Luke Thorley, who rounded up four easy tips to banish the bad breath immediately:
1. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables: they act as a natural cleanser for the teeth and help wash away residual food from the mouth. Vegetables such as red bell peppers and broccoli are great for your breath as they contain vitamin C, which creates a hostile environment for mouth bacteria, helping you stay fresh.
2. Limit your intake of acidic food and drink such as fruit juice and tomatoes as they encourage bacteria in the mouth to reproduce much faster. Other foods such as meat, eggs and nuts can also cause unpleasant breath as they provide a source for the sulphur-producing bacteria that can cause oral odour.