Intelligent ways to make your breath smell good everytime

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 04, 2015

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The key to fight bad breath is to have good oral hygiene. You must brush and floss after every meal to trim-down the odor that causes bacteria in your mouth. Here are some ways that make your breath smell good.
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    Did you not Brush Today?

    It becomes embarrassing and tough on people around you, if you have a bad breath. It usually happens because of the bacteria that is there which causes inflammation and produces a bad odor that smells like sulfur. Studies suggest that, almost 80 percent of the bad breath is related to cavities or gum diseases. Providentially, there are some safe and natural ways that help reduce bad breath.

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    Load up with Water

    The best way of keeping bacteria’s away is by lubricating your mouth with water. There are many bottled drinks like sodas, sports drinks and ice teas that contain citric acid that contributes to bad breath and also depletes the enamel on the teeth.

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    Eat Well

    Eating low carb-diet with fats and proteins is highly recommended as the odor of the ketones can come back through your oesophagus and stick to your tongue. It becomes important to add healthy carbohydrates in your diet that balances out the fats and helps in giving a better breath.

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    Brush and Floss Every Single Day

    It’s important to floss as well along with brushing. Floss helps in dislodging things that the toothbrush misses out on. In case you don’t floss regularly, the leftover food between the teeth starts to feed the bacteria in your mouth.

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    Gargle With Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

    Saliva aids in washing away the odor and bacteria’s that cause cavity, so it’s important to keep your mouth moist. In case you often consume alcohol, you are bound to have more bacteria accumulation as it dries out the mouth. Make sure your mouthwash does not have alcohol or else you could also prepare a natural mouthwash by using 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 cup warm water with a few drops of essential peppermint oil.

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