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How to freshen your breath for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2013

Did you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? It’s the perfect time to spruce up your smile and get fresh breath. Think of it as a tune up for your teeth!

Maintaining a bright smile is not the only concern when it comes to a healthy mouth. Your breath can be a warning sign that something is off – or that you had onions for lunch. Dr. Robert Mitchell is here to share his top tips on How to freshen your breath for National Dental Hygiene Month.

1. Brush Twice a Day

Most people find it’s easiest to do right when you wake up and before hitting the sheets.

2. Floss Daily

Keep a container of floss where you end up sitting the most. Your nightstand, coffee table or desk can be great spots!

3. Clean Your Tongue

A quick scrub with your toothbrush while you are brushing your teeth should be all that you need!

4. Drink Water

Water is a great way to give your mouth a quick rinse, in addition to keeping your body hydrated. When your mouth gets dry, the bacteria in your mouth just sits around waiting to be rinsed away.

5. Watch What You Eat

Be careful what you are eating. A high protein, low carbohydrate diet may be great for your waist size, but it can cause your body to burn fat instead of sugar which is known to cause stinky breath.

6. Go green.

Green tea and green herbs are great for reducing bad breath. Munch some during the day to temporarily freshen breath.

7. Consume More Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only the ultimate cold fighter. Foods high in Vitamin C can also reduce the appearance of bad breath. Try melons, berries and citrus fruits.

How are you going to keep your breath in tiptop shape? Our Dallas dental experts are here to help! If these easy tips are not enough to get your breath smelling fresh, contact us today at (972) 233-1311! Dr. Robert Mitchell can help you find the underlying issues.

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