National Fresh Breath Day
Celebrated on August 6th annually, National Fresh Breath Day is a day that not only reminds people to keep their breath smelling as minty fresh as possible, but also urges people to make sure that their oral hygiene is as good as it can be. It’s also a good day to give dentists a shout-out on social media or to thank your own dentist for helping you maintain your oral health.
Tips For Maintaining Fresh Breath
Keeping your breath smelling fresh requires a person to be proactive about their oral health and how they use certain oral hygiene products. We’ve listed some of the things that everyone can do to keep their mouth healthy and their breath smelling fresh.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
One of the biggest things that people can do to keep their breath smelling fresh is to visit the dentist twice a year. Although you brush and floss several times a day, you’re still not getting all of the plaque off of your teeth—no matter how hard you try. That’s why it’s important to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least every 6 months.
Brush And Floss Properly
The next step to maintaining fresh breath and proper oral health is to brush and floss your teeth every day. In fact, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss your teeth at least once per day. If you don’t floss, then you’re teeth aren’t clean.
Use A Tongue Scraper
Another thing that you can do to maintain fresh breath is to use a tongue scraper. Tongue scrapers remove debris from the back of the tongue that can cause bad breath. Some toothbrushes are equipped with tongue scrapers, but if yours doesn’t, then buy a separate tongue scraper for the freshest breath possible.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Few people realize it, but keeping yourself hydrated can help to reduce bad breath. Post-nasal drip affects many people and those throat secretions can lead to bad breath. To solve the problem, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. It will help loosen secretions in the back of your throat and will also help to prevent dry mouth—another cause of bad breath.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Chewing sugar-free gum will help your mouth produce saliva, and that will help prevent dry mouth. Dry mouth is a leading cause of bad breath for many people.
Another thing a person can do is to avoid smoking. Cigarette smoke not only leaves chemicals in the mouth that are smelly, but the smoke can also dry out the mouth and that can also contribute to the growth of bad bacteria that leads to bad breath.
Observing National Fresh Breath Day
To celebrate this holiday, all you have to do is to think about your oral health and take the steps necessary to keep your breath fresh. While you’re keeping your breath fresh, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalFreshBreathDay on social media to spread the word about the importance of oral health and fresh breath.