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How to Freshen Up Bad Breath

Bad breath is something many Calgarians suffer from. Luckily for us, there are many easy ways to improve the smell of our breath. Here are our top tips to freshening up!

Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day!

This may be something you’ve heard numerous times recently, but brushing your teeth two times per day has too many benefits to count. It is a really easy way to freshen up your breath and get rid of unwanted bacteria that may be hiding in your mouth.

Floss Daily!

Again, this is something you’ve probably heard recently. Flossing is another easy task that has numerous benefits. This technique removes food from in-between teeth and prevents growth of unnecessary bacteria.

Brush or Scrape Your Tongue!

To help you to freshen your breath, we recommend you invest in an inexpensive tool called a tongue scraper. Scraping your tongue once or twice daily can help to remove unwanted residue on your tongue, reducing bacteria growth.

Quit Smoking!

If you ever needed another reason to quit, here’s an easy one! Tobacco tends to dry out your mouth and leave an unwanted odour in your mouth that is resistant even to brushing your teeth.

Chew Some Sugar-Free Gum!

Chewing gum can help stimulate saliva flow and remove debris from in your mouth. This reduces the growth of bacteria in your mouth and therefore will help to prevent your bad breath.

Drink More Water!

Not only will water wash away food particles and some bacteria from in your mouth, it helps to keep your mouth moist. A dry mouth means bad breath, so drinking sufficient amounts of water and doing your best to stimulate saliva flow will help you out significantly.

Visiting a dentist for a thorough cleaning is also a great way to freshen up your breath. Give our team at Apple Dental Group a call today and book an appointment with us!