An article had been written on the causes of mouth odour. In this write-up, we would be discussing the remedies for mouth odour.

Most of the preventive tips are usually what an individual can do at home without necessarily visiting the dentist. However, if the mouth odour persists after applying simple home remedies, a visit to any dentist of your choice is advised. Please do not resort to the use of the so-called ‘miracle powder’, they won’t help either. The following highlights the simple preventive measures you can take for mouth odour:

DRINKING WATER

Yes, that sounds simple. Changing your pattern of drinking water might be all that you need to prevent or to even treat mouth odour. Water has a cleansing effect on the mouth, which prevents the stagnation of bacteria as well as food debris that are responsible for causing mouth odour.

TOOTHBRUSING

It may be tempting to say or think that toothbrushing cannot prevent or stop mouth odour. Most people would even tell their doctor that they brush for at fifteen minutes, to no avail. Interestingly, there are people who do not even bother to brush, they just wake up in the morning and use water to rinse their mouth.
Failure to brush or brush your teeth properly will result in the accumulation of food particles, which can predispose to mouth odour. It is advisable to ensure toothbrushing twice daily, first thing in the morning and the last act at night just before sleeping.

Also , ensure to clean your tongue using tongue scraper. If you do not have tongue scraper, you can use a soft toothbrush to gently clean your tongue to remove the food debris.

MONITORING WHAT YOU EAT AND DRINK

It is a know fact that certain foods such as Onion and Garlic can predispose to mouth odour when ingested. Also, try to moderate the ingestion of sugary foods as it has been linked with causing mouth odour. Caffeine in Coffee as well as alcohol are known to cause dry mouth, which can result in mouth odour.

USING MOUTHWASH

The use of mouthwash doesn’t permanently solve the problem of mouth odour especially if the underlying cause is not treated. It can be used in addition to toothbrushing.

STOP SMOKING

It is a known fact that smoking cigarette gives offensive mouth odour. Quitting this habit will stop bad breath automatically and will give you a new lease of life.

VISITING YOUR DENTIST

Scheduling regular visit to your dentist would enable early detection and treatment of cavities, gum disease or other underlying problems that might predispose to mouth odour.

Furthermore, if any of the above fails to eliminate your mouth odour, it is advisable you visit your dentist because there might be an underlying serious condidtion

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