When brushing and flossing don’t seem like enough, many people turn to mints and mouth wash to fix bad breath. But for the most part, mints and mouth wash only mask bad breath, not get rid of it.
One way to get rid of bad breath germs is to clean your tongue. The tongue has tiny filaments that can trap in food particles and bacteria. You can clean your tongue with a toothbrush, a tongue cleaner, or even the edge of a spoon.
Saliva helps break down odor causing bacteria in your mouth, so a good way to fight bad breath is to make your mouth salivate. Chewing sugarless gum is an easy way to produce more saliva and get rid of bad breath.
Drinking more water is also a great way to keep bacteria to a minimum– and it’s beneficial for your overall health.
However, if you experience consistent bad breath it could be a sign of tooth decay.