As annoying as it can be, you most likely have that one friend you don't like talking to. And it's not because they are not nice or interesting to be with but simply because you can't stand their bad breath. Mouth odor is one of the offshoots of bad dental hygiene. As you read on, you will discover 5 great tips that will help you maintain an hygienic mouth (your teeth, your tongue and the whole of your mouth inclusive).
Ask your dentist first about these home remedies. He may guide you better on how to work around your problem.
Brush Your Mouth; Regularly and Properly
Read that again and pick the 3 main points there. Did you get it? They are your mouth, regularly and properly. Don't just brush your teeth. that is not all what your mouth contains. The teeth is not where germs even breed fatest in the mouth. You have your gum, the roof or upper palette of your mouth and your tongue. They all need washing and you need to do that not just frequently but regularly. Twice a day is what is recommended and that should be in the morning when you wake up and at night before you sleep. Just ensuring this will keep you away from dental diseases if you do it properly enough.
Clean in between the teeth
Remember to always ensure you kick off food remnants between your teeth after eating especially when it's something sweet or food that easily sticks in between your teeth. Don't feed the germs in your mouth unintentionally.
Watch what you eat
The microorganisms in your mouth replicate fater and become larger in population when you eat sugary foods often, Sugary foods are easy sources of glucose for them and glucose gives them strength. Chewing sweets, taking sweetened snacks, and other junk food items will lead to bad breathe and toothaches fater while healthy fruits and vegetables, nuts, cheese and chicken will aid the overall health of your mouth.
Clean better using the fluoride mechanism
Fluoride is the main active agent of most toothpaste as it helps clean the enamel or the actual teeth properly by killing germs and also fighting tough stains. You can extend its action by leaving it a little longer when next you're brushing your teeth. Yiu can do this easily by waking up earlier to brush your teeth and then not rinse it until about 30 minutes later. Or, you can even leave it over the night. Try it and you'll be glad.
Use the right Brush and use it properly
You need a toothbrush with a head and bristles small enough to penetrate into the hidden corners of your mouth especially within the last set of teeth, molars and premolars where foods are chewed and hidden. Your tooth brush must not be too hard that it will cause bruises to your gum too as that can lead to infection. Don't also forget to change the toothbrush at least quarterly. Using worn-out brushes is bad for your health as well as your breath.
Visit your dentist as scheduled or needed
There might be hidden oral problems you may not notice on your own. Endeavor to visit your Dentist as scheduled or whenever you notice any unpleasant changes in your mouth, be it toothaches, bad breaths, bleeding gum or decaying teeth. A dentist is well trained to help you identify the source of the problem and the necessary solutions. Don't hesitate to check out other smart ways of caring for your smile generating set of teeth