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Tips to controlling bad breath (halitosis) - 2. Change lifestyle habits

Brush Your Teeth at Least Twice a Day

The best time to get rid of bad breath is in the morning. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, during the morning and evening. Use dental floss to remove food stuck between teeth. Brush with fluoride toothpaste to remove residue and plaque from teeth, bridges and dentures. You can also use a tongue scraper to remove odor-causing bacteria. A published study reported that brushing tongue and teeth combined with flossing significantly reduces gum bleeding and bad breath over a two-week period. Another clinical study conducted by a dental researcher at the University of Buffalo found that using antibacterial toothpaste and toothbrush with a tongue cleaner eliminates bad breath by brushing twice a day.

Note: Consult a dentist or dental hygienist when choosing an oral hygiene tool to help remove plaque and odor-causing bacteria, and review your oral routine at home. You should also seek advice from dental experts on which oral hygiene products (antibacterial toothpaste, antibacterial mouthwash, tongue brush or tongue scraper, and cleaning appliances to clean between the teeth) to use to help eliminate bad breath.

To ensure fresh and clean breath, regularly implement good oral hygiene habits at home and follow advice dental professionals have discussed with you.

This article is intended to promote understanding of the topic of oral health and promote relevant knowledge and is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any questions about medical conditions or treatment, always seek opinions from a dentist or other qualified health care provider.
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Tips to controlling bad breath (halitosis) - 2. Change lifestyle habits