Bad breath can have a serious effect on your confidence. Going to parties or business meetings can become difficult as you find yourself shielding your mouth so that people don’t smell the unpleasant odours that can emanate. Many people experience it at one time or another but it is not something that needs to just be put up with because there a number of simple ways to deal with it effectively.
For most people bad breath (or halitosis as it is known clinically) is avoided by adequate routines of brushing and flossing to remove the bacteria which cause it. You might also wish to brush your tongue because the bacteria can thrive there too. You should do so carefully though because you don’t want to damage your tongue in the process.
Using mouth washes is not always as effective as it seems to be in combatting bad breath. It can leave your mouth rather dry which is ideal conditions for the bacteria to stick to your teeth and actually cause further bouts of bad breath.
Chewing gum can be an effective way of beating bad breath if you find yourself in a situation where you have eaten but are unable to brush your teeth. The process of chewing gum not only dislodges any left over debris from when you have eaten but it also contributes to the production of saliva which keeps your mouth healthy. As well as this it can make your breath smell fresher as chewing gum is usually flavoured with something pleasant like mint.
Don’t put up with bad breath, talk to your Central Leeds dentist next time you are at the surgery and ask for advice about how to deal with it effectively.