Fresh breath…it’s such a turn on!

Fresh breath…it’s such a turn on

Having fresh breath can mean a “yes” to a second date, or a “yes” to a business deal. It’s true, good things happen to those that have good oral hygiene.

Having a great oral hygiene routine really can turn you into a winner.

We often say that having a good smile means that you are more confident but it is more than just looks. Fresh smelling breath can also give you confidence too.

We all have bad breath at some time or another, especially first thing in the morning. But for some of us it’s more of a persistent problem. Sadly, it’s not the sort of thing someone will tell you about!

Though it’s definitely worth finding out, as about 25% of the population has a problem with bad breath.

So how do I know if I’ve got bad breath?

It’s fine to ask someone we trust. And if we ask, then they won’t be embarrassed to give an honest reply.

Also, here’s a quick way to do a breath check:

Warning: this does sound odd so it’s worth a try when no-one’s watching.

  1. Give a quick lick, with the underside of the tongue, to the inside of the wrist.
  2. Wait for the saliva to dry.
  3. Then take a sniff. If it smells bad, there’s a problem.
How can I beat bad breath?

The good news is that it’s possible to beat bad breath in about 90% of cases. Most often bacteria in the mouth and on the tongue are the problem, so a hygienist and dentist can help.

Short term fixes:
  • Avoid food or drink that causes bad breath. Garlic is the obvious one, but others include: coffee, any alcohol, fish, eggs, ketchup, and even butter.
  • Chew gum which helps produce bacteria-fighting saliva. Use a mouth wash.
  • Buy a new toothbrush, some dental floss, interdental brushes and a tongue scraper.
Long term solutions:
  • Make an appointment to see the dentist, as gum disease and tooth decay cause bad breath.
  • Visit the hygienist, for professional tooth cleaning that really gets into the places where bacteria linger.
  • Act on advice about following a good oral hygiene routine.

Make an appointment today. We are available 24/7 on line or during business hours on the phone.

Fresh breath…it’s such a turn on