How to have a good breath

How to have a good breath

Is your breath making you self-conscious when meeting colleagues at work, talking to your neighbour, or going on a first date? Do you want to know the tips and tricks for fresh breath? Then keep reading! Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for fresh breath. Here are some key actions to ensure you avoid dragon breath.


Brush and floss

Firstly, brushing and flossing regularly is the number one rule for a good oral health.

   - Gently brush your teeth and gums at least twice a day for 2 minutes. (1)

   - Clean between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss at least once a day. (1)

You can use our beechwood toothbrush, our sonic toothbrush made from recycled plastic and try out or beechwood interdental brushes and floss to avoid single-use plastic!


Clean your tongue

Secondly, clean your tongue to remove harmful bacteria, dead cells, and food debris that can accumulate on the tongue. This prevents the buildup of bacteria that cause bad breath, dental decay, and gum disease. Using a tongue scraper once a day is more effective than brushing alone in reducing bad breath. (1)

Don’t have a tongue brush yet? Try out our Tongue brush made form beechwood that is sourced in Switzerland from a FSC-certified supplier. Additionally, when it’s time to change your tongue brush, you can just snap off the head and the handle is compostable.


Use Mouthwash

Rinsing off your mouth with mouthwash will freshen up your breath because it will eliminate bacteria that cause bad breath (1). You can try out our mouthwash tablets that are very useful for travelling and will swiftly neutralize bad breath. To use them, you just have to let a tablet dissolve in some water and rinse off your mouth with the product once it’s fully broken down. The natural essential oils will give you a fresh feeling in the mouth: peppermint, spearmint, tea tree, orange and even activated charcoal which is great for absorbing bacteria!

If you want to go a step further, oil-pulling may be the perfect mouthwash for you.It is a mouthwash made with fractionated coconut oil and essential oils which will sweeten your breath on the short term and make your teeth whiter on the long term. Curious to know more about oil-pulling? Have a look at the other blogs we wrote on the subject: “What is Oil Pulling” and “6 Oil Pulling sins (you might be making)”.


Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is crucial to prevent a dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath. Besides, maintaining proper hydration helps in washing away food particles and bacteria that may contribute to oral odour. Consistent water intake not only supports overall health but also promotes saliva production, which is essential for neutralizing acids produced by plaque. Therefore, staying well-hydrated is an easy and effective way to ensure your breath stays fresh throughout the day. (1)


Avoid Strong-Smelling Foods

It's logical that smelly foods can give you unpleasant breath. To reduce the chances of morning breath, avoid strong-smelling foods like garlic or onions, especially at night. If you do want to enjoy garlic or onions (because they make dishes so much better), make sure to brush your teeth, scrape your tongue, and rinse with mouthwash afterward.

Don't have time to brush your teeth or are eating out? Chew some gum! It's even better if it's natural. Try our natural chewing gum.


Regular Dental Check-ups

Don’t push off your annual visit to the doctor! It is even recommended to visit your dentist at least twice a year for check-ups and professional cleanings to maintain good oral health and address any issues that may contribute to bad breath. (1)


Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Eating more fruits and vegetables and reducing meat consumption can help clear odour-causing plaque and food particles from your mouth. (1) Also, avoiding tobacco products is crucial, as smoking can significantly contribute to bad breath. (2)


In conclusion, maintaining fresh breath is not only crucial for your self-confidence but also for your overall oral health. By following the tips and tricks outlined in this article, you can ensure that your breath stays pleasant and fresh. We hope you found this blog helpful and encourage you to try out our natural oral care products for an eco-friendly approach to oral hygiene.

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