When bad breath starts interfering in your daily routine and interactions, it’s time to up the regular oral hygiene with these health tips and bad breath solutions from Swish! No badmouthing here–just great oral advice.
The Swish Solutions to Bad Bacteria Breath
- Skip the Sweets
Got a sweet tooth? Even fruity-flavored gum and after-meal mints can be a problem. All these sugary treats can get you into a stinky situation, as odor-causing bacteria feed on sugar and become more active. Gum and mints can also worsen the bacterial imbalance in your mouth. These sweets usually only masks bad breath, and are usually packed with high sugar content.
- Stay Hydrated with Good Ol’ H2O
Much has been said and written about the pros of keeping the body hydrated. For the mouth, regular intake of water regularizes saliva production which helps fight off the bacteria that causes bad breath. But don’t just reach for the nearest beverage! Resist the temptation of sweet, acidic, and flavored drinks, and stick with good ol’ H2O.
- A Good Gut Feeling
Foul-smelling breath can also mean that there may be a problem with your gut’s health. Heartburn or acid reflux are two symptoms of a common digestive disorder called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Bacteria travels from the gastrointestinal tract to the lungs and gets expelled through the mouth. And this may be where bad breath comes from. If this is the case, then the solution to this bad breath mayhem would be to work on your gut health. Consider eating food rich in probiotics like kimchi and yogurt, as these are said to increase good bacteria in the gut.
- Destress for Good Scents
Sour moods can also cause sour breath! Chronic stress can damage your immune system, and reduce your ability to properly respond to your environment. Stress can change the body’s odor, and that can also affect the microbiome in the mouth that results in bad breath. Find out the factors that can be causing you stress, and try to get enough rest hours in.
- Stick to the (Oral) Routine
Irregular brushing and flossing can result to food particles remaining in the mouth. This promotes bacterial growth between the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. When it comes to your oral routine, be thorough and consistent. Always on-the-go? Have a dental kit ready with a portable toothbrush, mouthwash, floss, and a handy bottle of Swish!
Build up these simple habits and you’re on your way to better oral hygiene! For fresh breath on-the-go, try Swish Breath Spray! Sugar-free and alcohol-free, it’s a handy bottle that kills bad breath-causing bacteria in as fast as 10 seconds!
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