Foods That Can Keep Your Breath Fresher When Eaten Regularly
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
No one wants to find out they have bad breath. There are many different reasons for bad breath. These include oral health issues and the foods that you choose to eat.
It is a good idea to determine the cause of the bad breath, but it is also a good idea to learn ways to freshen your breath when it needs it. The good news is that while food can cause bad breath, it can also help freshen the breath. The key is knowing what foods to turn to.
Not Always the Quick Fix If you ask anyone what is the best way to fight bad breath, they will often suggest turning to gum or a breath mint. These can provide temporary help, but there are other foods that you can include in your regular diet that could allow you to avoid needing these quick fixes. Foods that help remove or kill the bacteria that cause the bad breath are around. You only need to know what to look for.
Some Good Foods
One thing you can do to help improve your breath is to turn to a cup of tea. Unsweetened green or black tea has antioxidants that can destroy and stop the growth of bacteria in the mouth. Another good choice is a probiotic yogurt. It can reduce the levels of hydrogen sulfide in the mouth that can cause bad breath.
Everyone knows that garlic and onions make your breath smell bad, but they may not know that chewing on parsley and basil can have the opposite effect. Apples and spinach are also foods that can help fight the bad breath.
The wide variety of foods that can stop bad breath from happening are easy to include in your daily diet. The results you will get make these great tasting foods even better. Let us know what other tips you need at your next appointment with us.
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