Having fresh breath is superbly important in all aspects of life whether at the work place or when you’re with friends or talking to someone you’re interested in.
You could be the best looking, most well dressed man in the world, but if you have bad breath people will steer clear of you like the plague.
Now having bad breath doesn’t mean you’re a unhygienic person, it could be a symptom of a larger issue within your body, in which I recommend you see a doctor.
But 85% of bad breath has it’s origins within the mouth and with this guide, hopefully you find the cause and cure.
1. Dry Mouth / Sensitivity To Toothpaste
Here’s a scenario: You’ve just finished brushing your teeth but not even 10 minutes go by and your breath starts to stink again.
This could be due to chemicals in the toothpaste that are causing your mouth to dry out.
A chronically dry mouth is one of the biggest culprits of bad breath, here are some tips on fixing it:
1. Use a non fluoride toothpaste: Tom’s of Maine
Some people are sensitive to the fluoride in toothpaste and it could be causing your mouth to dry.
2. Use Therabreath Mouthwash: TheraBreath Mouthwash
This is legitimately the best and most powerful mouth wash you will ever use. Seriously, this fixed every issue I had with bad breath.
3. Use Lozenges: Therabreath Lozenges
Lozenges are like little mints you can carry around with you. Pop one into your mouth and you will start producing saliva while also getting a fresh minty smell for your breath. These are amazing for on the go.
4. Drink more water
This one is obvious, but try and carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go and sip on it throughout the day. It works!
2. Flossing / Tongue Scraping
It’s amazing the amount of people that NEVER FLOSS.
In-fact, most dentists agree that if you had to choose between flossing and brushing, flossing should take priority, but most guys don’t even floss!
Think about it, if you have food stuck in your teeth (which you certainly do if you don’t floss), no matter how much you brush the food in your mouth is still going to produce an odor.
You NEED to physically remove that gunk, and you can only do that by flossing.
Another major problem is people that DO FLOSS don’t even do it correctly.
Tongue scraping is also very important. Most of the causes of bad breath reside on the tongue!
Get yourself a tongue scraper and get to work: Dr Tung’s Tongue Cleaner
3. Tried the above? No Luck?
If you’ve tried the above and it still hasn’t worked for your bad breath (it should in 90% of cases), you might have the following, in which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you see a doctor:
- Tonsil stones (go see a dentist)
- Sensitivity to glycerin based mouth care products
- bad diet
- sinus / post nasal drip
- gum disease
- tooth decay
You need to see a professional, don’t be embarrassed! They’ve seen it all trust me, you have nothing to lose but bad breath!