10 Fresh Breath Tips

  1. Brush and floss twice a day – Maintaining excellent oral hygiene not only contributes to overall health but also helps prevent bad breath by removing food waste from your mouth that bacteria will use as fuel to reproduce and cause bad breath.
  2. Clean the surface of your tongue – Gently scraping the tongue with a tongue cleaner or soft nylon toothbrush to remove the white, pasty biofilm of bacteria twice a day is one way to begin reducing bad breath. Applying TheraBreath Toothpaste to the surface of your tongue after scraping will help protect against further growth of the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath.
  3. dry-mouth-waterDrink plenty of water throughout the day – A dry mouth is the prime environment for bad breath bacterial growth. Keep your mouth moist to prevent bad breath.
  4. Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables – The act of chewing on raw, healthy foods enhances saliva flow and also pushes food debris out from between teeth and spaces between the gums and teeth.
  5. Stop smoking – Smoking of any kind causes dry mouth which is an optimal environment for bad breath bacterial growth.
  6. Avoid alcoholic beverages – Since alcohol is a drying agent, consuming alcoholic beverages can cause dry mouth which, of course, leads to bad breath.
  7. Keep your nasal passages free – Blowing your nose will contribute to fresher breath. Post nasal drip provides bacteria in your nasal passages and back of your throat with protein-rich mucus which it uses as food to colonize and cause bad breath.
  8. Chew sugarless gum – Because bad breath can often be traced to dry mouth, chewing sugarless gum is a good way to keep your mouth hydrated. Saliva has many uses and one of them is washing away anaerobic bacteria, in addition to promoting self-cleansing properties within the mouth. TheraBreath Gum fights bad breath with the powers of Oxygen, Xylitol and Zinc.
  9. TheraBreath MouthwashUse an oxygenating mouthwashTheraBreath Oral Rinse instantly cleans your breath with the power of oxygen. It does not contain alcohol or detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate which can dry your mouth. Rinsing with TheraBreath Oral Rinse is an excellent way to control bad breath bacteria.
  10. Avoid toothpastes containing harsh detergents – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a foaming agent found in most over the counter toothpastes as well as shampoos, laundry detergents and even carpet cleaner! Not only does SLS dry your mouth, but research has shown that as little as a 0.5 percent of SLS concentration will produce oral tissue sloughing. This excess mouth debris provides food for bad breath bacteria–and does nothing to enhance the health of your mouth. TheraBreath Toothpaste does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.