Nobody wants to be stuck beside someone who smells bad. It’s such a horrible situation because you don’t want to hurt their feelings, but when you are left standing or sitting next to them it can feel like torture. The smell drives straight up your nose and it’s almost impossible to not think about. That’s usually why people end up being avoided and it might not be their fault. Maybe they shower every day and always wear clean clothes. How can they still smell bad?
Some people are unfortunate enough to suffer from halitosis. The have a lot more bad smells coming from their mouth than the average person. It’s fine if you have a little bad breathe when you first get out of bed, but if that smell is sticking with you the entire day then something has to change. It will make you nervous when you get too close to someone because you have no idea if they’re dying inside because of you. If you think your mouth could do with a new lease of life then here’s 6 tips to make it happen.
Your tongue is disgusting
Most of the horrible smells in your mouth with come from all the nasty bacteria on your tongue. That means every morning you should be scraping the tongue and getting rid of all that crap. It will take you 2 minutes and save you an unbelievable amount of embarrassment. This is one area that people skip over when they sort their mouth out in the morning. Don’t let it be you.
Eat your bread
Everybody was always talking about the Atkins Diet and how it was going to save the country from an obesity epidemic. No-carb diets won’t stop you from having bad breathe unfortunately. When you stop eating carbs your body releases ketones, disgusting chemicals that come directly out of your mouth. That will make you think twice before you ever refuse the bread again.
Wash it away
When you go in the shower you wash the dirt off, right? It’s the same when you drink water throughout the day. All the horrible smells will be washed out of your mouth. Staying hydrated is important for your health, but also for other peoples comfort. Fill a huge bottle up with water before you leave home in the morning and finish it before you come home.
Eat hard vegetables
This one is pretty cool. Eat hard vegetables. That’s it. When you hard vegetables it will clean all the bacteria away for you. If you’re not the biggest fan of vegetables it’s OK to use hard fruit. That doesn’t mean the fruit should be unripe, but that the texture should be harder than something like a banana. Don’t think you can get away with eating chocolate as long as you wash it down with a carrot.
Start chewing gum
It has to be sugarless gum, so don’t run out and buying anything just yet. The idea is to keep chewing gum so your mouth salivates and all the bacteria is washed away. It’s not to hard to make sure you always have a little gum stored away in a pocket somewhere. If you’re lucky it could also stop you from being hungry all the time and it will help you lose weight.
Tackle your teeth
When you’re brushing your teeth it should be more than a 10 second job. Ideally you should be brushing them for at least 2 minutes. Don’t destroy them by moving the toothbrush back and forth as fast as humanly possible. The best way to get rid of plaque is to brush in little circles without applying too much pressure. Then of course you should always use mouthwash and floss.
This article is written by Roger Stiles. He works for Alan Miller Dental Practice. They provide services like CEREC restorations, dental implants, teeth whitening and bleaching, etc.