Having good breath is an integral part of socialization. When you get to know someone, you don’t want them to notice how bad your breath smells. If you are concerned about how fresh your breath is, or someone has told you they’ve noticed yours, we’re sharing tips on keeping bad breath away: 

  • Floss after every meal.

Food particles stuck in your teeth can lead to breath issues. So, make it a habit to floss after every meal. Plus, your oral health will improve as well!

  • Use mouthwash 30 minutes after your meal.

Consider using a mouthwash or fluoride rinse after your meals or beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, or wine. However, wait at least 30 minutes after your meal or beverage before using mouthwash. Otherwise, you risk damaging the enamel of your teeth.

  • Brush your tongue.

Brushing your tongue is an important part of keeping your mouth fresh and bacteria away. Next time you brush your teeth, use your toothbrush to gently brush your tongue.

  • Chew sugar-free gum.

Chewing gum sweetened with Xylitol is a great way to keep your breath fresh, especially between meals. It’ll capture food particles and other bacteria on your teeth that could negatively impact your breath.

  • Visit us for a checkup.

If your problem persists, it could be an underlying health issue at work. Often, gum disease and tooth decay can impact how fresh your breath smells. We highly recommend visiting us for a checkup, so we can do an examination.

You can schedule online for an appointment to get yours. You can also call 804-607-9348 for Mathews, VA or 804-455-8263 for Deltaville, VA for an appointment as well.