Getting rid of bad breath and preventing it from returning is as simple as 1-2-3-4-5. This five-stage plan will get rid of your bad breath and keep it away forever as long as you make these simple steps a part of your normal daily routine.
Steps 1-3 – Daily Oral Care
The first three steps should be done every day. Twice. Once in the morning when you wake up and again right before bed.
Step 1 is to simply brush your teeth thoroughly. Use a good quality toothpaste with fluoride and a toothbrush with firm bristles. If you don’t remember the last time you replaced your toothbrush now would be a good time.
Step 2 is to floss between your teeth using a high-quality dental floss. Try a few different kinds until you find one you like. Some people prefer waxed floss while others may prefer floss treated with mint flavoring.
Step 3 should come after flossing. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a good mouthwash. You can squish the mouthwash around in your mouth and between your teeth to remove any additional food particles that may still be trapped in there after flossing.
Steps 4 and 5 – Professional Dental Care
Most bad breath is caused by old food particles trapped between teeth. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash twice daily can get eliminate the most common causes of bad breath.
But seeing your dentist for cleanings at least twice per year will also help avoid bad breath and prevent it from coming back. Your dentist can also identify and fix any dental problems that could threaten both your fresh breath and your bright smile.
Nobody should have to suffer from bad breath. Follow these five steps and you will never have to worry about bad breath again.