What Causes Bad Breath?
How to Make Your Breath Better continued...
Clean those teeth: Not only do they prevent odor-causing plaque from building up in your mouth, but flossing and brushing are healthy for your gums and teeth, too. If you can’t brush after a meal, give your mouth a good rinse with water to at least loosen up and free those trapped bits.
Clean that tongue: Bacteria on your tongue can contribute to bad breath. When you brush your teeth, brush your tongue, too, or use a tongue scraper.
Use a mouthwash or dental rinse. Mouthwashes don't typically relieve bad breath for long. But some specialized rinses can help kill bacteria that cause bad breath and can help with other underlying issues. Antimicrobial mouth rinses, for instance, help kill plaque-causing bacteria that can lead to gingivitis, an early, mild form of gum disease. Adding a fluoride rinse to your daily routine can help prevent tooth decay.
Drink water: If your bad breath is caused by weight loss, water can dilute the chemicals that cause the odors. Water also helps wash away bacteria and food particles.
Eat breakfast: Even if you brush your teeth when you get up, your morning breath may reappear if you don't eat. Morning mouth may be associated with hunger.
Eat a hard fruit or vegetable: Apples, carrots, celery, and other hard fruits and vegetables help clear odor-causing plaque and food particles from your mouth.
Chew sugarless gum with xylitol: Gum with the natural sweetener xylitol can prevent the growth of bad-breath bacteria. The gum itself can bring more saliva to your mouth, which will naturally make your mouth fresher.
Take care of health problems: Work with your doctor to keep diabetes, allergies, and other conditions under control.