This post is sponsored by Orabrush® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I know I’m not the only one when I say that I’m always scared of having bad breath. When someone unknowingly spews foul air into your nostrils as they try to spill some elaborate story, the best you can do is casually turn your nose. But its too late! That memory will be engraved in your mind forever. There are so many different reasons that anyone– yes, it’s not just you– could have bad breath, from plaque buildup to dietary habits. Bad breath, which is called Halitosis, is very common and easy to fix. As someone who works close to people’faces, fresh breath is important to me!
This is why I am sharing a few common solutions to almost anything that causes bad breath even after brushing.
- Did you know more plaque resides on your tongue than on your teeth and 90% of bad breath is caused by a dirty tongue. You know you’ve seen tongues coated with white stuff. That’s caused by a buildup of debris n the mouth that causes the papillae of the tongue to swell. That’s why I’m getting serious about taking care of my tongue. Have you seen the OraBrush® Tongue Cleaner before? The Orabrush® Tongue Cleaner features ultra-soft, micro-pointed bristles that reach deep into the uneven crevices of your tongue to loosen and lift away bacteria that cause bad breath. These bristles are designed after a surgeon’s scrub brush. The scraper then collects and removes the bacteria and residue generated from brushing, helping fight bad breath and keep your tongue happy! This is perfect for removing bacteria that can hide in the bumps and ridges of our tongues, something a toothbrush can’t do. Since the tongue has more texture than our teeth, it’s easier to miss bacteria, especially at the back of the tongue. In order to get a thorough cleaning, I recommend, right after brushing your teeth, use some toothpaste and OraBrush Tongue Cleaner and gently brush your tongue and rinse. This will help you keep your breath smelling fresh!
- Neglecting to brush your teeth before bed causes food particles to sit on your teeth overnight and bacteria to multiply, causing morning breath. The fix to this is easy; brushing and flossing your teeth, even using mouthwash, can remove plaque from teeth, leaving them clean for sleep.
- What you eat and drink can be a big impact on your breath. Certain foods and beverages, such as alcohol, garlic, coffee, and certain vegetables soak into your bloodstream when you ingest them, causing those particles to travel to your lungs, which come out when you breathe.
- Along with what you eat, certain diets can have the same effect on your breath. Your body reacts to these diets–high-sugar, high-protein, or low-carb–in different ways. For example, with a diet made up of a lot of sugar, the natural bacteria in your mouth turns the sugar into a sour scent. Furthermore, if your diet is lacking in carbohydrates or has too much protein, it can cause bad breath.
- Having a dry mouth is probably the most common reason for bad breath. If your mouth is overly dry, your mouth’s saliva production isn’t as high as it should be. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is actually a condition that takes effect when you sleep, since saliva helps to cleanse your mouth of particles that may have been missed while brushing teeth, flossing, or rinsing with mouthwash.
Using the OraBrush® Tongue Cleaner will help decrease bad breath, including, taking precautions with other causes for bad breath in your daily life. Brushing teeth after meals, in the morning, and before bed, flossing daily, and brushing your tongue are the top three ways to get rid of bad breath. I love using the OraBrush®, if you’re ready to give it a try click HERE.