5 ways to keep your breath fresh

Brushing your teeth twice a day, every day is not the only step you should take to ensure a fresh breath throughout your day – advise from professional dentist in Waterfall.

After brushing your teeth, it is also essentially important to brush your tongue using the bristles of your toothbrush or a tongue scraper. By doing this every time you brush your teeth you are ensuring that no bacteria sit on the surfaces of your tongue which ultimately causes bad breath.

  • Stay Hydrated throughout the day!
  • Drinking water between your meals ensures that no food sits in-between your teeth and therefore acts as a subtle mouth wash to prevent the build-up of plaque.
  • Keeping hydrated also improves saliva production which contains antibacterial components, preventing plaque build-up and helps to keep your mouth healthy and fresh.

Feel like snacking between meals?

  • Snack on healthy and crunchy foods – particularly your greens.
  • The hard texture of fruits and vegetables helps to remove any food particles stuck between your teeth and rubs away any bacteria sitting on your teeth that cause bad breath.

Feel like chewing gum?

  • Get sugarless gum,
  • Gum helps with a fresh breath for multiple reasons;
  • It stimulates the production of saliva, picks up any food stuck between your teeth and has a natural, fresh smell.

It is important to keep ahead of your oral hygiene; this includes visiting a dentist every 6 months. Luckily for you, Family Dental Care has branches in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Cape Town. Visit Linkhills Family Dental Care for professional and premium dentistry with your whole family in mind as we provide most specialised and general dental services with a special interest in paediatric dentistry.