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5 Tips on How to Have Fresher Breath and Cleaner Mouth

5 Tips on How to Have Fresher Breath and Cleaner Mouth

Summer is here! It’s a perfect time to enjoy fantastic outdoor activities with your friends and family. Because one highlight of Summer gathering is the food and its indulgences, maintaining minty fresh breath can become a daunting task. So, people typically carry some sort of mint flavour breath freshener with them.

Unfortunately some “breath freshening” products like candy mints go beyond illusion and actually cause tooth decay and bad breath by feeding sugar to the bacteria in your mouth. So instead of those pesky mints, here are 5 tips on how to have a truly fresh breath and cleaner mouth.

1. Brush your tongue

Stinky bacteria live all over your tongue so if you’re thinking of doing some French kissing later you’ll definitely want to make sure it’s ready for action.

2. Skip the flavoured mouthwash and gargle with hydrogen peroxide

Instead of going for the liquid that smells the best, go for the one that cleans the best. Gargle with peroxide for fresher breath. Treat it like your favourite mouthwash. Just swig, swish, and spit. The oxygen in the hydrogen peroxide kills mouth bacteria that cause bad breath.

3. Stay hydrated

Dehydration is a common, if lesser known, cause of rank mouth odours. When you don’t drink enough water, your spit dries up and can’t wash away the bacteria, allowing it to build up in your mouth.

4. Treat infections

That cold going around right now can morph into a sinus infection, another common cause of bad breath. Post-nasal drip, when the snot runs down the back of your throat, can make you smell as sick as you feel.

5. Eat more yogurt

The good bacteria in yogurt also helps balance out the bacteria in your mouth, leading to fresher breath and whiter teeth.

Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!

Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family.

Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!

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