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Bad Breath? 4 Easy Steps To Solve Your Problem!

Aug 18, 2007
It's important to recognise the impact that bad breath can have on your life. It can be one of the most embarrassing personal hygiene problems to afflict us, especially when it's pointed out by someone else. And, for most of us, bad breath is likely to be the result of poor dental hygiene.

Here are four simple actions, you can easily take, to make the difference.

1. Brush Your Teeth Regularly and Well

The first tip to relieve bad breath is a bit of a no-brainer. Regular teeth brushing makes a big difference. It's vital to brush your teeth at least twice daily to avoid the accumulation of food debris. And plaque, even more of a problem, is avoided as well, which is much more difficult to notice much of the time.

By regularly brushing the teeth, any nasty plaque gets dislodged and fails to build up. But if you only brush once a day, or miss occasionally, you will find that it builds up and is a lot more difficult to shift.

This is a really important message for those who suffer from bad breath. Your teeth may look and even feel clean, but unless you brush your teeth regularly, it's the plaque build up that will leave your breath unpleasant.

When brushing your teeth, don't forget your tongue. According to many studies, your tongue harbors bacteria that may cause bad breath.

2. Floss It!

You can do more than brush your teeth! Sometimes it's difficult to dislodge every bit of food that gets stuck, so getting it out is important, if you want to see the back of bad breath completely.

There are all sorts of weird gizmos and tools out there to do the flossing, yet it need not be that complicated. As a preference, you might find a straightforward non-shredding floss, on a long, long (25 meter - a lot of floss) roll which will last you for ages.

Remember to floss before you brush, so that the newly dislodged bits between your teeth will be finished off by the brushing.

3. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Dental hygiene, to improve your bad breath, can be maintained easily by ensuring that you see your dentist regularly. It's usual to have checkups every 6 months or so and dentists being as they are, will often call you or write to remind you. It's their living, after all!

There's a whole lot of hot air about the value of seeing a dentist. Suffice to say it's always good value, because prevention is a lot cheaper than paying for real emergencies.

Bottom line is that many of the issues that cause bad breath will build up and cause significant problems before long. That will put the cost up too, if you don't make that visit every half year or so and pay the bill. It's an investment worth making!

Remember, in most countries there are defined dental insurance programs available so that you can spread the cost, or at least keep a lid on it, so that might well be an investment that is worthwhile.

4. Chew Gum

It might have been a gimmick by marketing people to start with, but there have now been a number of studies to show the value of chewing gum in maintaining your dental health during the day.

Apart from the minty freshness that will help to mask bad breath, that's not the point.

In fact, the capability for chewing gum to keep your mouth clean by stimulating saliva flow, as a natural oral cleanser, as well as dislodging stuck bits of food is now well proven.

So, there you go. there are four easy dental health tips to ensure that any bad breath you might have had in the past is banished forever.

It wasn't that painful now, was it?
About the Author
(c) 2007 Best Dental HealthGuide . If you want to find the best information and product ideas to keep your teeth healthy and bright. You can, right here, on Martin Haworth's fascinating website at http://www.BestDentalHealthGuide.com
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