Does your bad breath still linger even after brushing your teeth? Here are 4 surprising reasons that may be causing this odor buildup. 


You’re not drinking enough water

Did you know that a dry mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria that cause bad breath? But it’s easy to get rid of it: just drink lots of water! By doing so, you automatically eliminate the bacteria and food particle that settle between your teeth after every meal.

If you’re not an avid water drinker, it’s time to break that habit. Make sure you consume at least 1.5 L of water everyday. If it helps, set a reminder to hydrate yourself every 20 minutes!


You’re skipping breakfast

If you’re the kind of person who regularly skips breakfast, this could explain your bad breath.

Notice how dry your mouth feels once you wake up? That’s because your salivary glands are not as active in the morning, causing your mouth to dry up; this creates the perfect condition for odor-causing bacteria to flourish if you don’t get your salivary glands working.

Eating your breakfast helps stimulate saliva production, keeping your mouth moist and hydrated. Here are some foods you can add to your morning diet to boost your oral health!


You’re not flossing regularly

Brushing your teeth and rinsing with mouthwash is great, but not enough keep bad breath at bay. You’ll need to add a 3rd habit to your dental care equation: flossing.

Flossing helps eliminate any food particles trapped between your teeth, therefore preventing bacteria to build up and cause that bad odor in your mouth.


You’re still using an old toothbrush

It’s standard practice to replace your toothbrush with a new one every 3-4 months because the bristles will wear out and lose their effect by then. In other words, your toothbrush will be less effective at eliminating bacteria or plaque that cause bad breath.

But there’s more. Think about the toothpaste and food residues that remain stuck at the bottom of the bristles after every brushing routine. With time, this “layer” creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria!

Still using the same toothbrush after 4 months? It’s time to toss it out and maybe opt for an electric toothbrush with several cleaning modes to keep those teeth of yours extra healthy.

If you’re up for a real change, check out our latest product that’ll help boost your oral health: the BASMA electric toothbrush! 

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