Food particles left behind in the mouth and between the teeth after eating need to be removed quickly if you
want to cure bad breath.
This is best accomplished by brushing and flossing as soon as possible after eating.
However, if the brushing and flossing is not done correctly, it will not cure bad breath and can actually add to
The reason these food particles that are left behind in the mouth need to be removed is that as they break down,
and sulfur is created a byproduct of this is an unpleasant odor. This is primarily what we smell when we have bad
breath. So the sooner these food remnants can be removed the better the breath will be.
First off teeth, gum and breath hygiene can be taken to extreme. Yes it is important to
brush and floss after meals. But if this is done too excessively it can possible damage teeth, irritate gum
tissue and that can cause even bigger problems.
So the answer is to brush and floss correctly and after just each meal. If done correctly this
is number one on the list of bad breath solutions.
When brushing, the toothbrush should be placed against the teeth and gums at a 45 degree angle.
The brush should be moved back and forth, in short circular strokes covering all surfaces of the teeth and
Brushing should take a minimum of 2 minutes.
Also remember to brush the surface and sides of the tongue and all inner cheek and mouth areas.
Flossing is esential to remove food plaque and particles in between teeth
that brushing cannot get to.
To floss, break off a length about 15 inches long.
Wrap each end around a finger on alternate hands.
Holding the floss tight, guide it between the teeth using a gentle back and forth motion. It is not a good idea
to snap the floss between the teeth.
Curve the floss in a “C” shape around each tooth and gentle continue the back and forth motion. Be sure to get
under the gum line.
Be sure to advance the floss so a clean area is used for each tooth.
Don’t forget to floss, as well, behind the molars at the back.
Rinse the complete mouth area thoroughly with a gargle product or water.
Keep these tips for brushing and flossing in mind and execute as often as you can after meals to help cure bad