Even when I brush 2x a day, use floss, and use mouthwash, I cannot get rid of my bad breath. An hour after brushing I already feel gross. I just had a...
Even when I brush 2x a day, use floss, and use mouthwash, I cannot get rid of my bad breath. An hour after brushing I already feel gross. I just had a couple of cavities fixed an a thorough cleaning, so I don't know whats going on. Could it be my diet? What kind of diet would help my breath? And anyone ever heard of Smartmouth mouthwash? It seems to be pretty affective. Or can I get a prescription for it?
The most odorous bacteria is found on the tongue, particularly in the back. Use a tongue scaper every time you brush your teeth, AFTER you brush. You DO want to get the toothpaste off of your tongue because it gets rancid after 1/2 and hour contributing to your problem. You want your tongue to be a very pale pink color with a soft velvety surface.
Make sure your brush and floss TECHNIQUE is bang on.
Avoid alcohol-containing mouthwashes because they dry the mouth making odor problems worse.
If you suffer from dry mouth, the lack of saliva causes bad breath.
Digestive problems and sinusitis can cause bad breath. See your doctor for these issues. Still, the tongue scraper will remove the bacterial products of these disorders.
My guess is that the above notes will solve your problem.