Post by Christine
Steve: Woahh, you fssmell! Like, no joke, it's bad.Me: Ah, is it my breath?!?
Steve: Yeah, like seriously. Stop. Talking. I'm going to vomit.
As an avid coffee drinker, my battle against bad breath is ongoing. I brush my teeth regularly, flosh relatively often, and scrub my teeth to no end. Despite all of my efforts, how do I continue to have bad breath?
The mystery will always remain, but I do have some tips that I've been trying following to keep my breath minty fresh :)
Brush your teeth and floss regularly. I mean, duh. Brushing is obvious, but some people don't realize that flossing helps freshen your breath also. Food and bacteria caught between your teeth smell like butt, so no wonder your breathe smells like butt.
Drink lots of water! Water helps wash away any bacteria sitting on your tongue. Actually, add some lemon to that water and your breathe will be even fresher! No joke.
Chew on some ginger, basil, mint, or even an apple. The frist three are obvious because they will all freshen your breath because the flavor will overcome anything else in your mouth, but the apple was surprising to me too. Apples will help remove any other food stuck in your teeth and teh crispness will help to repel odor.
My new personal favorite, the OraBrush! It is basically a tongue scraper, but I have found it to be much more effective. Here's the description I got off of their website:
"Ultra-soft, pointed bristles reach deep into the uneven crevices of your tongue and loosen stinky bacteria. These bristles are designed after the surgeon's scrub brush, the same brush they use to clean bacteria from their hands before they cut you open. (Toothbrush bristles, however, are designed for the smooth surfaces of your teeth, not your tongue.) The scraper then collects and removes the bacteria and residue generated from brushing, helping cure bad breath."
You can view a cute youtube video here on the OraBrush and go to OraBrush.com to purchase yours. Also, and my favorite part about this whole thing, you can get your first OraBrush for free if you like them on FaceBook. I love free stuff :)
And those are my tips!
What do you do to combat bad breath?