You have to save yourself from embarrassment. If you have problems with your breath, it is time that you take actions. Do not wait for it to create rifts on your relationships and dealings. You have to know that oral hygiene is important. Most Singaporeans are aware of this but there are some who are very adamant about it.
Toothbrushes and toothpastes have an important role in maintaining your oral health. This can actually help you prevent bad breath. Here are some tips on preventing bad breath:
- Drink a lot of water: Remember that dry mouth can encourage bacteria to remain. Most people do not know this fact. Sometimes it is hard to drink water all the time because of accessibility. The easiest thing that you can do is to take a bottle with you wherever you go.
- Learn to brush the correct way: Dentists recommend that you brush teeth at least twice a day to prevent early degradation of tooth enamel. What’s the correct way to brush teeth? While brushing, focus on the gums that attach your teeth. That is the critical part because bacteria and food debris tend to get stuck there. When you reach that part, you have to tilt your brush 45° so that the bristles can clean the tooth thoroughly. It does not end there because you also need to floss and use mouthwash. Do not forget to brush your tongue as well.
- Eating breath-freshening food: There are many foods that can contribute to fresh breath. Foods like cinnamon, cloves, parsley and mint can be beneficial at the end of the day.
- Eat on time: Some people do not eat on time and that is understandable especially if you have hectic schedule but always remember not to go long without eating. If you do not eat or fast, your mouth will surely be dry and that will lead to bad breath.
- Visit your dentist: Dentists can help you maintain oral hygiene. There are many dentists here in Singapore. All you have to do is schedule an appointment. The fact is many think it is costly. If you think like that, you are truly sacrificing a certain degree of isolation from family, friends and even colleagues.
In most cases, bad breath is caused by digestive problems and gum problems. If despite observing oral hygiene and you still have bad breath, it is time that you consult your doctor because it might be a symptom of another disease or medical condition.