Fresh breath is an important factor every season of the year, but with all the holiday events going on as Christmas approaches, fresh breath takes on a whole new importance.

There are ways to maintain your breath, and at DentistsRUs we wanted to help share some tips and ideas on how to do so!

Brush & Floss More Frequently

Twice a day is truly the minimum amount of times you want to brush per day, with flossing being conducted once per day. However, brushing and flossing after each meal can help to keep food particles from creating bad breath, and also helps to eliminate plaque. So consider carrying a travel toothbrush and floss to work or school, and keep your pearly whites free of debris!

Use a Mouth Rinse

Mouth rinses shouldn’t be over-used, but daily use of an alcohol-free mouthwash can help to freshen your breath, as well as rid your mouth of harmful bacteria. Overuse can strip the helpful bacteria, so be careful to only use as recommended.

Consider Tongue Scraping

We get it. Tongue scraping might seem odd and even gross, but your tongue is a breeding ground for smelly bacteria, so scraping and brushing your tongue is important to rid it such things, and will help to keep your breath fresh also

Avoid Smelly Food

Coffee and onions are the first things that come to mind in regards to “bad breath” causers. They leave an easily detectable odor, and can be avoided by eliminating them or ensuring you brush and rinse immediately afterwards.

Stop Smoking

Is there much more to say outside of that? Kick the bad habit and embrace all measures of positive results.

Maintain Regular Dental Visits

Last but definitely not least, maintain your regular dental checkups. Cavities can also come with an odor, and left untreated – can become an increased concern that could carry further cost and damage to your oral health. So maintenance is key.

If you are in need of a local dental professional in the Lower Mainland – we can help, both for the Christmas season and every one after that. We look forward to doing so!

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