Brush your teeth after you eat. Keep a toothbrush at work to use
after eating. Brush using a fluoride-containing toothpaste at least
twice a day, especially after meals. Toothpaste with antibacterial
properties has been shown to reduce bad breath odors.
Floss at least once a day. Proper flossing removes food particles
and plaque from between your teeth, helping to control bad
Brush your tongue. Your tongue harbors bacteria, so carefully
brushing it may help reduce odors. People who have a coated
tongue from a significant overgrowth of bacteria (from smoking
or dry mouth, for example) may benefit from using a tongue
scraper. Or use a toothbrush that has a built-in tongue cleaner.
Clean your dentures or dental appliances. If you wear a bridge or
a partial or complete denture, clean it thoroughly at least once a
day or as directed by your dentist. If you have a dental retainer
or mouth guard, clean it each time before you put it in your
mouth. Your dentist can recommend the best cleaning product.
Avoid dry mouth. To keep your mouth moist, avoid tobacco and
drink plenty of water — not coffee, soft drinks or alcohol, which
can lead to a drier mouth. Chew gum or suck on candy —
preferably sugarless — to stimulate saliva. If you have chronic
dry mouth, your dentist or physician may prescribe an artificial
saliva preparation or an oral medication that stimulates the flow
of saliva...fallow above if no improvements consult physicians
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