Oral care: Ways to get rid of bad breath!

Follow these simple tips to make your mouth feel fresh and clean.

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

You certainly would not like to have bad breath and end up embarrassed while talking to others . But, the fact is that many people have this common problem - chronic halitosis, or bad breath - mostly originating from the gums and tongue.

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Follow these simple tips to make your mouth feel fresh and clean while keeping your teeth and gums healthy at the same time:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day to remove plaque and food debris.
  • Try to floss at least once a day. Also Read: Avoid bad breath with these five foods
  • Make sure that you brush your teeth before going to bed.
  • Gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush or use a scraper to get rid of the coating that normally forms on your tongue. Otherwise, it can be a host for smelly bacteria.
  • Rinse your mouth daily using a good mouthwash that prevents bad breath.
  • Ensure that you rinse your mouth after you eat anything.
  • Do not smoke and avoid tobacco products as they can contribute to bad breath. 
  • Avoid foods that sour your breath such as onions, garlic, especially if you are going to work or see friends.
  • Above all, visit your dentist regularly to maintain a good oral hygiene.