9 May 2016
It is impossible to decide which is worse; body or mouth odour. Both are equally embarrassing on the part of the subject, offensive to others perceiving it, and outright and completely unhealthy when looked at in totality.
However, the good news about it is that they can be dealt with. Once the embarrassing moment of finding out you have an odour problem is past, you can begin sorting out ways to fix it.
Here are 5 sure ways to help you get rid of embarrassing mouth odour:
– Brush after every meal: Dentists recommend that to maintain proper hygiene, people are to brush twice a day. For those with mouth odour, that number can go up to the number of times food is consumed in the day, and especially at night after dinner. Brushing should be the last activity performed by your mouth before going to bed.
– Use breath mints/mint gums: Sucking on breath mints and chewing mint gums especially after meals as well can also help reduce and get rid of mouth odour. However, ensure to toss the gum once it has lost its flavour.
– Floss regularly: Regular flossing will help remove bits of plaque-causing food hidden between the teeth where the toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Regular flossing at least once a day will ensure that too much food leftover in the teeth don’t stay there for too long to cause problems.
– Use mouth wash: Mouth wash such as Listerine helps to give the mouth a nice odour. Using it as the last thing before bed as well helps get rid of plaque and keeps the mouth looking and feeling fresh.
– Invest in a good toothbrush: Good toothbrushes have bristles that are flexible to reach certain corners of the mouth where plaque commonly hide. A good toothbrush will reach those spots, and no plaque means no rot which in turn means no mouth odour.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
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