If you have a toothbrush and some minty toothpaste on hand you can get rid of bad breath quite easily. The problem with that is most of us don’t carry our oral hygiene tools everywhere we go. What happens if you’re on a date or have an important meeting with your boss and your breath stinks? If a situation like this comes up then a quick fix is needed. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can get your breath smelling great, even if you don’t have a toothbrush around.
- One of the easiest ways to ensure fresh breath is to do some preemptive planning. Instead of drinking multiple cups of coffee at work, try some green tea. Drink fresh fruit smoothies that will leave your breath smelling great. If you do eat something with a strong odor try chewing on apples or carrots afterwards that can reduce the odor until you are able to brush your teeth.
- Instead of sugary mints that will only mask odors, try a sugarless gum. Sugarless gum that contains xylitol is actually great to chew after you eat. Chewing gum for twenty minutes after you eat will enhances saliva production. This will wash away bacteria and can reduce the smell of whatever you ate previously.
- Drinking water is key to keeping your breath fresh, it will help prevent dry mouth which can lead to bad breath. Drinking water is also a great way to wash any unwanted food particles away that can cause unpleasant smells to linger.
- The next fix involves a lifestyle change. By smoking or chewing tobacco you increase the amount of bacteria and odor in your mouth. If you want fresh breath then try letting go of that habit. Not only will it help your breath smell better, but it will benefit your health as well.
These easy fixes can help you get fresher breath if your toothbrush goes missing. If you have any dental concerns or need a great dentist contact Greenspoint Dental.