Avoid holiday halitosis (smelly breath)!
The holidays are here! It’s hard to believe! I’m sure you are busy running around starting to purchase gifts and starting to get ready for celebrating. I know I am!
This is also the time of year that you are typically invited to parties! They can be parties for your kids at school, neighborhood parties, and Church parties or even work parties. Whatever the party, one thing’s for certain; you don’t want to have bad breath!
This week’s post is about bad breath and how to avoid it! Don’t wind up with holiday halitosis (fancy for bad breath!) That way you can be smelling as fresh as a candy cane when you attend your holiday gathering.
Bad breath is typically caused from a handful of things. One of which is what you eat. Do you typically eat foods full of onion and garlic? You might be a person with bad breath! The foods we eat tend to, after being absorbed in our system, come back out on our breath. Tread lightly when it comes to smelly foods before your holiday party.
Another cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. It’s our favorite topic! The buildup of bacteria in between your teeth and in your mouth and the lack of flossing or brushing can lead to smelly breath. Additionally, if your tongue isn’t brushed, the buildup of bacteria can also start to smell.
A final cause of bad breath is smoking and tobacco. There are many reasons to encourage you to not smoke and this is another one. Smoking and chewing tobacco use can contribute to bad breath.
Now let’s move on to the sweeter topic, how to relieve bad breath! Here is a top 10 list for ways to have the best smelling breath of anyone this holiday season.
- Watch the foods you eat! Try to avoid onions, garlic and very smelly foods before attending a party.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss at least once a day
- Use a mouth wash several times a day
- Avoid tobacco use
- Brush your tongue at least once a day
- If you wear dentures, make sure they are cleaned each day
- If you aren’t feeling well, it might be causing your bad breath so say at home, get some rest, and venture out when you feel better.
- Don’t drink cup of coffee right before a party…can you say “coffee breath?”
- Pop a mint or piece of sugar free gum before visiting with your friends
We do hope that you have a wonderful holiday season. If you have any questions about your oral health or how to have great breath this holiday season, please call or come in to see us!
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