Top Tips For Fresh Breath

13th November 2014

With Christmas just around the corner, there are bound to be sprigs of mistletoe appearing here, there and everywhere – so you may want to make sure your breath is as fresh as possible in case you do find yourself giving out some unexpected kisses. As one of the private dentists in Manchester city centre, here are our top tips for helping you stay minty fresh.

1. Eat parsley

Whether you like the taste or not, chewing on a sprig of parsley can actually do your breath a lot of good. There’s lots of chlorophyll in it (as there is in mint as well) which is a renowned deodoriser and the plant’s long been known for its ability to neutralise any nasty odours.

2. Drink plenty of water

You’ll probably be drinking lots of alcohol in the coming weeks, so make sure you temper this with just as much water, which does a lot to dilute those chemicals that can contribute to bad breath.

3. Brush and floss

It can be tempting to just fall into bed over the holiday season without brushing your teeth first, but try not to fall into this trap. Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once if you can – however tired you are.

4. See the dentist

We would always recommend that you go to see your dentist at least twice a year for a regular check-up. Not only will this be good for your teeth, but they can give you lots of advice on how to have fresh breath and how to avoid halitosis. Ask for a scale and polish as this will really improve your mouth’s overall health.