Bad breath - we’ve all had it before. And considering the link between bad breath and gum disease, it makes sense to get to the bottom of the issue.
First thing’s first...
What causes bad breath?
Lifestyle choices can influence breath, like diet, alcohol and smoking. Illnesses such as diabetes, sinus infections or allergies, can also contribute. However, a staggering 80% of bad breath comes from within the mouth.
A major cause is bacteria that thrive on the tongue, as well as on and between teeth. This is why quick fixes, like gum or mints, only act as short term bad breath remedies as you have to remove bacteria to beat bad breath.
Want to know how to get rid of bad breath long-term? Working on your oral hygiene routine is a great place to start.
How to cure bad breath with your daily routine
The bottom line is - you should do more than brush your teeth. Cleaning your tongue every day is an effective way to help cure bad breath, as it kills and removes odor-causing bacteria that produce gases. And for the best results, you should use a specialized tongue brush.
The Philips TongueCare+ brush clicks onto any Philips Sonicare toothbrush handle. Its 240 flexible Microbristles get to work, lifting away bacteria and food debris from the tongue so you get an invigorating clean.
Used with an antibacterial tongue spray, like Philips Sonicare BreathRx, you’ll notice the surface of your tongue looks and feels cleaner. By removing bacteria, your breath will be fresher throughout the day.
So there you have it - simply improving your daily oral health routine can be an effective bad breath remedy. With consistent brushing, flossing, tongue cleaning with a spray and rinsing with alcohol-free mouthwash, you can kill bad breath bacteria and feel fresher for longer.
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