The holiday season is filled with parties, get-togethers, and other social events that usually involve the consumption of generous amounts of food and drinks. While joyous occasions may not be complete without indulging a little, the consumption of these food and beverages can have negative effects not only on your waistline – but on your breath as well! Wouldn’t it be great to greet the New Year with breath that does not smell bad, especially in the mornings as you have just woken up?
There are several ways that morning breath, or bad breath in general, can be prevented. The tips below will help you get fresher breath as you wake up in the morning after sleeping for a couple of hours; however, these tips will work best with regular visits to the dentist, who can provide you with the professional dental care needed to effectively fight bad breath problems.
Brush Teeth Properly – Proper and regular tooth brushing techniques will prevent the buildup of bacteria, which causes bad breath or morning breath. Brushing your teeth regularly removes any food particles that are stuck in between teeth, which can also contribute to breath that smells bad.
Use Dental Floss – Dental floss can reach the spaces in between teeth, removing any food bits that may not be successfully removed with tooth brushing alone. Flossing can prevent bad breath, and can help keep the gums healthier by preventing the bacteria buildup.
Stop Smoking – Smoking and the use of tobacco products is one of the leading causes of bad breath. Stopping the smoking habit can do wonders in ensuring that your breath stays as fresh as possible, and can also keep you from developing a host of other health problems.
Use of Mouthwash with No Alcohol – Mouthwash products with alcohol can result to dry mouth, which in turn can contribute to the development of bad breath. Choose a mouthwash which does not contain alcohol to keep your mouth properly hydrated.
Avoid Mouth-Breathing – Breathing through your mouth results to the drying out of the oral cavity, and contributes to bad breath. Breathing through the mouth can be avoided, especially when you are asleep, by making sure that your nasal passages are clear before going to bed.
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