The Function Behind Fresh Breath

Your inner physical health and the food you consume go hand-in-hand with fresh breath. We all know that “masked” bad breath is just as offensive as bad breath itself. What gum and mouthwash attempt to do, a revised diet can effectively fulfill.

Start with a good breakfast with a healthy helping of yogurt. It reduces plaque, and partially prevents bad breath often caused by hydrogen sulphide. Yogurt can actually alter the bacteria on your mouth, and be part of maintaining your fresh breath routine.

Follow breakfast with a plaque-reducing snack. Perhaps veggies are not always your go-to snack food, but by munching on raw vegetables you can increases saliva production, which helps wash food particles and acid from teeth. Or grab an apple. An apple a day can also keep the dentist away J

Cranberry juice is a great fruity-find for preventing plaque and bacteria from sticking to the surface of teeth as well. It does so by creating a natural barrier, which is actually the chalky feel you get on your teeth after consuming it. It is not only a great antioxidant for the body, cranberries will also aid in your oral health. Who knew?

You may have read our blog about the benefits of coconut in terms of oral healthcare,but there is also a tropical counterpart that aids in fresh breath. Pineapple happens to contain bromelain, which is a digestive enzyme that acts as a natural cleanser. So why not mix up a pina colada for a health-full beverage!

As your local dentists in New Westminster, Langley, Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver, we suggest that the next time you want to prevent or deflect from your bad breath, perhaps consider this more permanent and healthy solutions, and benefit from this self-induced “breath of fresh air”!


Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | 604.568.2211

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | 604.514.6499

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.5222

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.1110

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | 604.525.1116