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How to maintain a fresh breath

Updated on October 17, 2009
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How to maintain a fresh breath

What could be more embarrassing than a bad breath? It can cause low self confidence and shyness. The things is that, it is very easy to cure and you don’t need to sweat on it. You can test the smell of your own breath by just blowing your hands and smelling it.

There are lots of reason why people have bad breath. Bad breath are caused by bacteria in the mouth and are accumulated at the tongue. Some people has dry mouth and their salivary glands doesn’t produce much saliva. You can also experienced bad breath when just waking up. The reasons are varied why some people have bad breath. The reasons are due to food you eat, poor dental habits, whether you smoke or not, or some medical conditions.


Here are some natural way to maintain fresh breath

  1. Talk and converse with people to avoid dry mouth. This is not a joke (lol). Dry mouth causes bacteria to accumulate, so if you just sulk and avoid people you will have a bad breath.
  2. Avoid skipping breakfast. When your digestive system doesn’t have anything to digest it emit a foul odor which comes out in your mouth. Fruit and bread or oatmeal are suggested to eat for breakfast
  3. Use toothpick after eating specially with meat products (specially if you cant brush your teeth after eating because you are outside the house)
  4. Stop smoking cigarettes, it can cause bad breath if you are not careful. Plus your teeth may be stained and become yellowish too. (Even cleaning cant change the color anymore once it is tainted with it)
  5. Avoid eating foods that are chili, onion, garlic and also sea foods before talking or engaging in a conversation
  6. Eat apple, orange, carrots, cinnamon, berries and mint because they make breath smells better. Exercise eating lots of fruits and vegetables, because they are easily digestible and prevents cavities from accumulating.
  7. Have a dental check up every six months and don’t be ashamed to talk to your doctor if you suspect that you have a bad breath
  8. Set appointment for dental cleaning
  9. When you brush your teeth, brush them thoroughly including the tongue. Use dental floss regularly too.
  10. Brush your teeth after each large meals. If you are working then bring a toothbrush at work. If you cant then, chew some mint.


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    • TheMonk profile image


      7 years ago from Brazil

      I have a frien with this problem but I don´t think he knows! perhaps I will email him this hub as an indirect! lol!

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      7 years ago

      wowwwww.... very usefful now I really wont be shy anymore. No longer to be ashamed.. Thanks alot

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      you're back and I miss you maudine...

    • maudine_05 profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      simple yet funny!

    • acaetnna profile image


      8 years ago from Guildford

      Great info thank you. There is nothing worse than suffering from or experiencing someone with bad breath. Chewing parsley is great for alleviating the smell of garlic or chilli - it really works.

    • denden mangubat profile image

      denden mangubat 

      8 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      good tips.changing your saliva with new is also a good way.eating tambis is can make your mouth fresh

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      thnaks habee, good pm,

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Great tips, Maita. Thanks for sharing!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      Hi Dao, many thanks for dropping by, maita

    • Dao Hoa profile image

      Dao Hoa 

      9 years ago

      Great advice! I like apples, oranges, and all kinds of berries any way. :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      haha, Micky you made me smile, thanks for the read, Maita

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Gee I love onions and garlic though. Oh well- At least I might keep vampires away.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      thanks Daniella for the read, maita

    • DaniellaWood profile image


      9 years ago from England

      Thank you for the great tips! They're clearly laid out and so are easy to follow :) Daniella.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      to franciaonline: thanks for reading my hub...bless you as always..

    • franciaonline profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Very practical and useful hub!

      Thanks for joining my fans club.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      to Dame Scribe: thanks for reading my hubs, keep on giving aadvise to people too..

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      Dame Scribe 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Great tips!


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