bad-breathe-200x300Bad breath is a problem for millions of Canadians. Some people go to great lengths to eliminate bad breath. You can often note that somebody is concerned about their own bad breath when they are talking to other people by the fact that they cover their mouth when they are laughing or trying to talk loud.

You don’t have to hide behind your hand or anything else when hanging out with friends or meeting new people at a party, bar, or any other place. If you have bad breath, take the following three steps and you will begin to notice an improvement in it.

1. Brush daily.

It is absolutely essential that you brush your teeth at least twice every day. You should brush shortly after you wake up in the morning. Overnight, bacteria will form on food particles, your tongue, and even your gums as you rest. Brushing will immediately get to those problem areas and eliminate a good portion of the bacteria in your mouth.

It is ideal to brush her teeth after each meal, or any time you eat, but that is not always practical so keep in mind that you should always brush right before you go to sleep.

2. Floss daily.

Every single time that you brush your teeth you should floss them as well. If you have difficulty flossing because of crooked teeth or your teeth are tightly bound together, visit your dentist to get tips on how to best floss.

3. Rinse with mouthwash.

After you floss it is important to rinse with mouthwash. Most mouthwashes will kill 99 percent of the bacteria that remains in your mouth. It will not get rid of all of the bacteria, but it can get rid of a lot.

When you follow these tips, you should have fresher breath within a matter of days. Within a few weeks you should be feeling great. Finally, make sure to schedule and visit your dentist every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup. This will help to ensure that you maintain your good breath.