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How to make your breath smell good

how to make your breath smell good

It’s a common goal in our daily life to get a good smelling breath. As it plays an important role in our public relations. Let’s suppose you are the main representative of a company who’s supposed to negotiate with an important potential customer. Despite your great skills in consultancy and eloquence, the potential customer would be desperate and annoyed through only the first few minutes after the meeting begins, if your breath smells bad and they prefer to end the negotiation as soon as possible.

Good smelling breaths also influence our self-confidence. There are people who have become isolated and have enforced to avoid participating in meetings, parties, etc. because of their bad breath (halitosis) problem.

Bad breath or halitosis would be due to consuming foul-smelling foods, gastrointestinal problems and/or oral and dental diseases.

Necessary Things To Have A Good-Smelling Breath

First of all you need to know what are necessary to have a good-smelling breath:

  • Toothbrush, tooth paste and dental floss
  • Mouth wash
  • Breath fresheners including mint tablet, aromatic gums, herbal gums, and etc.
  • Useful and healthy foodstuff including vegetables and fruits

A Guide For Having A Good-Smelling Breath

Knowing the proper methods including cares and practices, are necessary to have a healthy mouth and teeth. Or for others, a good-smelling breath. The following actions are necessary to achieve this goal:

Taking vegetables and fruits

Having a healthy diet will help you to have a good-smelling breath. It is very important what foodstuff you take during your daytime. Thanks to their anti-oxidant properties which disinfect mouth and teeth, taking vegetables and fruits helps considerably to clean the mouth and make the mouth smell good.

eating vegetables for bad breath

Taking fruits and vegetables help you to have a fresh breath.

On the other hand, taking substances like wines, alcoholic drinks, smokes etc. would help you to have a bad breath. In fact, using such substances pave the way for formation of a bad breath.

Using Dental Floss

It’s common knowledge to brush your teeth at least three times a day after every meal. Knowing the principles for correct brushing teeth would lead to a good-smelling breath, otherwise incorrect brushing not only does not help you to have a good breath, but it also accelerates the decay of your teeth. To start, you need to use a dental floss to remove food and bacteria build-up from in-between your teeth. Following the proper dental flossing technique is very important. After taking snacks, sweets, and others, it’s recommended to use floss right after..

dental flossing for good breath

Dental flossing is useful for your mouth and teeth health.

Brushing Your Teeth

Every dental flossing must be followed by brushing the teeth. Important to remember the proper technique of brushing must be through making up to down strokes. After completing the work of cleaning your teeth, it is suggested to move your brush over your tongue in order to clean your lingual papillae, as well. For cleaning your tongue, you can use a separate brush which is only for your tongue.

Using Mouthwash

When your tooth brushing is finished, use a mouthwash. Mouthwash annihilates all microbes and bacteria living in your mouth. Bad breath often developed by the microbes living in people’s mouth which cause their breath stink. After using mouthwash properly, you should prevent drinking and eating for a while. This is in order to keep the mouthwash substance on your teeth and tongue, as then the functions of the mouthwash begin to work It is also important to remember that mouthwashes with chlorhexidine must be avoided, simple as because chlorhexidine changes your the colour of your teeth.

use mouthwash for good breath

Using mouthwash is important for having a fresh breath.

Using Breath Fresheners

After brushing your teeth, using a breath freshener would help you to enjoy a fragrant and cool breath, if you decide to leave the house and participate in a party. Keep in mind that you should use natural and proper fresheners for your teeth. Using mint and or mint tablets is very helpful to make your breath fresh and good-smelling.

Quick breath fresheners

In drugstores, and similar places you can find quick breath fresheners in. Using a little mint or a slice of apples would also make your breath fresh. This still works if you had taken garlic or onion and want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Besides breath freshener sprays, you can buy breath freshener trips from supermarkets and pharmacies and stick them to your palate. Using mouthwashes and min tooth pastes would be greatly helpful, too.

eating mouth freshener

Using breath fresheners is very effective in having a fresh breath at the shortest possible time.

Natural Breath Fresheners

Coriander seeds or the coriander as herb acts as a wonderful natural breath freshener. Likewise, taking fennel after eating usually is use to help better digestion. Cardamom acts as a fresh mouth sweeter and if your dislike its spicy taste, you can add it to your tea and fresh your breath with a nice and tasty cardamom tea, especially after eating a greasy food. Moreover, mint and clove leaves would be used as the natural and strong breath fresheners.

Some remedies to get rid of a bad-smelling stomach

To get rid of a bad-smelling stomach, it’s necessary what to eat and what not to eat. There is no doubt that taking greasy foods containing garlic and onion make your breath and stomach stink. Thus, to have a fresh-smelling stomach you need to avoid similar foods and overeating in general. Moreover, recent studies have confirmed that taking eggs and protein foods excessively would produce hydrogen sulfide near seven times more than the normal range. It’s a possibility for why bodybuilders and athletes who incorporate protein immensely suffer from a bad-smelling stomach. Using natural breath fresheners also is useful to achieve a fresh-smelling stomach.

Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

About Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

Dr. Jamilian, an orthodontist, has a specialized fellowship in orthodontic surgery and maxillofacial abnormalities and is a professor in the orthodontics department of the Dentistry School of the Islamic Azad University. He is member of Iranian and European Board of Orthodontics (EBO) and is a member of the Iranian, American and European Orthodontists Association.

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