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Natural Ways to Keep a Fresh Breath

natural ways to keep a fresh breathHaving bad breath is not just a social faux paus; it could also be a sign that you are suffering from an oral health problem. You may just have bad breath because you ate garlic recently, or it could be a sign that there is an over accumulation of bacteria in the mouth, resulting in plaque. Schedule a dental exam once every six months to make sure everything is good in your mouth, but in the meantime, you can practice some of these helpful habits to keep your breath fresh.

1. Brush after every meal to remove bacteria. Make sure your toothbrush is in good shape since a worn-out toothbrush will not be as effective at removing food particles.
2. Scraping your tongue will remove dead cells in bacteria.
3. Flossing removes plaque and food particles that may be unreachable with a standard toothbrush.
4. Drinking water after a meal can remove bacteria and stimulate the production of saliva, your body’s natural defense against plaque.
5. Chewing sugarless gum can kill odor-causing bacteria and also help create more saliva.
6. Herb pharm breath tonic is a non-aerosol spray made from a sugar-free blend of certified organic peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, and clove extracts that will leave your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
7. Guava has been said to help with bad breath since it contains tannic and phosphoric acids.

Bad breath can also be caused by smoking or from certain disease such as lung infections, kidney failure, and chronic reflux of stomach acids. Talk to your dentist about stopping bad breath right at the source by treating these conditions.

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